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GIL GONZALEZ DE AVILA (c. 1577-1658)

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 64 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GIL GONZALEZ DE AVILA (c. 1577-1658), Spanish biographer and antiquary, was born and died at Avila. He was made historiographer of Castile in 1612, and of the Indies in 1641. Of his numerous works, the most valuable are his Teatro de las Grandezas des Madrid (Madrid, 1623, sqq.), and his Teatro Eclesiastico, descriptive of the metropolitan churches andcathedrals of Castile, with lives of the prelates (Madrid, 1645-1653, 4 vols. 4to).
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