Bernal Díaz del Castillo (c. 1492 – 3 February 1584) was a Spanish conquistador who participated as a soldier in the conquest of the Aztec Empire under Hernán Cortés and late in his life wrote an account of the events.
Bernal Díaz del Castillo, (born c. 1495, Medina del Campo, Castile [Spain]—died 1584, Guatemala City, Guatemala), Spanish soldier and author, who took part in the conquest of Mexico. In 1514 he visited Cuba and five years later accompanied Hernán Cortés to Mexico.
Bernal Díaz del Castillo was born in 1492, the year Columbus sailed across the Atlantic. He joined Hernán Cortés on his expedition to Mexico and was with him as he marched on Tenochtitlan. At the age of seventy, he began to write his True History of the Conquest of New Spain.
Bernal Díaz del Castillo (1492 – ca. 1580) was a conquistador, who wrote an eyewitness account of the conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards under Hernán Cortés, himself serving as a rodelero under Cortés. Born in Medina del Campo (Spain), he came from a family of little wealth and he himself had received only a minimal education.
The Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Díaz del Castillo (1492 to c. 1580) is an account written in 1568 of the early Spanish colonization of Mesoamerica, specifically the conquest of the Aztec civilization in Mexico from 1519 to 1521 when Díaz was a member of the conquistador expedition led by Hernán Cortés (1485-1547).
Bernal Díaz del Castillo ( b. ca. 1495; d. 3 February 1584), Spanish conquistador and author. In a passage from his Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España (True History of the Conquest of New Spain ), Díaz establishes his birthplace as Medina del Campo and recalls his first journey to America in Pedro Arias de Avila's ...
Bernal Díaz del Castillo. The Spanish soldier Bernal Díaz del Castillo (ca. 1496-ca. 1584) was a member of the expedition that conquered the Aztec empire. His "A True History of the Conquest of New Spain" is the most complete contemporary chronicle of that event.