Fernandez, Diego, a Spanish-American historian; born in Palencia, Spain, about 1530. He was apparently a soldier of fortune, lured to the scenes of Pizarro's great conquest in the hope of fabulous wealth. He had some fighting experiences, and wrote "The First and Second Parts of the History of Peru" (1571), a narrative of the subjugation of the Incas. He died in Seville, Spain, 1581.
Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.