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López de Cogolludo, Diego (c. 1612–c. 1665)

López de Cogolludo, Diego (c. 1612–c. 1665)

Diego López de Cogolludo (b. ca. 1612; d. ca. 1665), Franciscan historian and missionary. Born in Alcalá de Henares, Spain, Friar López de Cogolludo arrived as a missionary in Yucatán in 1634, and after years of work among the Maya he rose to be the chief (provincial) of the Franciscan province. In the 1650s he wrote Historia de Yucathan, a major source not only for the history of Yucatán but also for the study of Maya culture. The book was published posthumously in Madrid in 1688; later editions appeared in 1842 (Campeche), and 1846 and 1867–1868 (Mérida). Reprints and new editions also appeared in the twentieth century.

See alsoFranciscans .

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Gabriel Ferrer De Mendiolea, "Historia de la historiografía," Enciclopedia yucatanense, vol. 5 (1944), pp. 815-846.

J. Ignacio Rubio Mañé, "Preface," in Diego López De Cogolludo, Historia de Yucathan, 3 vols. (1954–1957).

                                       Robert W. Patch

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