By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. — Confucius

Pedrarias Davila

(Pedro Arias de Avila)

1440–1531
Civilization: Hispanic — Panama
   Field of Renown:  statesman — Governor
Era:  Exploration

First Governor of the Spanish colony of Darien in Peru. Murderous and unscrupulous rival of Balboa.

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Pedrarias, the Scourge of Darien in  Vasco Nunez de Balboa  by  Frederick A. Ober
In the Wilds of Nicaragua  in  Ferdinand De Soto and the Invasion of Florida  by  Frederick A. Ober