Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure. — Tacitus

Diego Velasquez

(Diego Velasquez de Cuellar)

1465–1524
Civilization: Hispanic — Cuba
   Field of Renown:  explorer — Cuba
Era:  Exploration

Conquered Cuba for Spain, and was its first governor. First a supporter, then a rival of Cortez.

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Book Links
Early Days of a Famous Cavalier  in  Historical Tales: Spanish American  by  Charles Morris
With Velasquez in Cuba  in  Hernando Cortes Conqueror of Mexico  by  Frederick A. Ober