Cieza de León, Pedro

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article
views updated

Pedro Cieza de León (pā´ŧħrō thēā´thä dā lāōn´), 1518?–1560, Spanish soldier and explorer in South America. His Chronicle of Peru is one of the most richly detailed accounts of the Spanish conquest.

See El Inca, abr. Eng. tr. (1959) by H. de Onís.

More From Encyclopedia.com


MORE ON THIS TOPIC