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Carlos de Singuenza y Góngora

Carlos de Singuenza y GóngoraBorn: 20-Aug-1645
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: 22-Aug-1700
Location of death: Mexico City, Mexico
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Occupation: Mathematician, Historian, Religion

Nationality: Mexico
Executive summary: Mathematician, historian of the New World

Rennaisance man of the colonial Mexican Rennaisance. Did ideological battle with the Jesuits. Charted the first maps of New Spain to be created by a native-born. Researched the ancient history of Mexico. Composed biographies of the nine Aztec emperors comparing them to Roman and Greek. Contemporary of the poetess Juana de Asbaje. Royal cosmographer to Charles II. Explored the Gulf of Mexico.

Father: (tutor to royal family of Spain)

    Theological: Jesuit College, Tepoztlan (1662)
    Theological: College of the Holy Spirit, Puebla (1667, expelled)
    University: Royal Pontifical University, Mexico City (1667-1671)
    Professor: Mathematics Chair, Royal Pontifical University, Mexico City (1672-1692)

    Society of Jesus
    Expelled from School
    Spanish Ancestry
    Mexican Ancestry

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