Pronunciation: (äl"vä-rä'&thslash;ô), [key]
1. A•lon•so de Pronunciation: (ä-lôn'sô &thslash;e), [key] c1490–1554, Spanish soldier in the conquests of Mexico and Peru: governor of Cuzco 1552?–54.
2. Pe•dro de Pronunciation: (pe'&thslash;rô &thslash;e), [key] 1495–1541, Spanish soldier: chief aide of Cortés in conquest of Mexico; governor of Guatemala 1530–34.
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