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Velázquez, Diego US English

(1599–1660), Spanish painter; court painter to Philip IV; full name Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez. His portraits humanized the formal Spanish tradition of idealized figures. Notable works: Pope Innocent X (1650), The Toilet of Venus (known as The Rokeby Venus, circa 1651), and Las Meninas (circa 1656)

Velázquez de Cuéllar, Diego US English

(Circa 1465–1524), Spanish conquistador. After sailing with Columbus to the New World in 1493, he began the conquest of Cuba in 1511 and later initiated expeditions to conquer Mexico

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez in Velázquez, Diego US English

(1599–1660), Spanish painter; court painter to Philip IV; full name Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez. His portraits humanized the formal Spanish tradition of idealized figures. Notable works: Pope Innocent X (1650), The Toilet of Venus (known as The Rokeby Venus, circa 1651), and Las Meninas (circa 1656)