Tecun Umán

Tecún Umán (1499? – 1524)

Quiché Tecún Umán, Guatemala’s national hero faced an army of Spanish conquistadors in the battle of Pinal in 1534. According to the legend, although he didn’t have armor Tecun Uman fought for his land and his people when they were about to lose their sovereignty. The brave prince gave his life in defense of his beliefs and principles when he was mortally wounded on the battlefield by Spanish conquistador Don Pedro de Alvarado.

 

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