Sandoval, Fray Prudencio De

Sandoval, Fray Prudencio De, A Spanish prelate and historian, was born at Valladolid about 1560. He was a Benedictine monk, and was appointed historiographer to Philip III, who employed him to continue the general history of Ambrosio Morales, which appeared under the title of Historia de los Reyes de Castilla y de Leon. Among his other works are a Historia de la Vida y Hechos del Emperador Carlos V, which is esteemed a standard work and has been translated into English, and a Cronica del Emperador de Espana, Don Alonzo VII. Sandoval was made bishop of Tuy in 1608, and of Pampeluna in 1612. He died at Pampeluna, March 17, 1621. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Générale, s.v.

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