Bernardino de Sahagun

Franciscan missionary and Aztec archaeologist. Born 1499 in Sahagun, Spain; died in 1590 in Mexico. He was one of the earliest missionaries to Mexico; became proficient in Aztec and, directed by his superior, compiled in Aztec a history of Aztec customs and legends in twelve manuscript books. He also compiled a grammar and dictionary of the Aztec language.

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