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[val-uh-duh-lid; Spanish bah-lyah-th aw-leeth]
  1. a city in N Spain, NW of Madrid: Columbus died here 1506.
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Historical Examples of valladolid

  • As all the world knows, Columbus died at Valladolid on the 20th of May, 1506.

    Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia


  • In the year 1548 the father Ermitanyo came to Valladolid to begin Christianity.

  • The Kupuls were the family who reigned in the eastern province, where Valladolid was founded.

  • In 1322 the Council of Valladolid imposed excommunication on the sale of men.


    William Graham Sumner

  • From Valladolid he continued his journey to Plazentia in Estremadura.

British Dictionary definitions for valladolid


  1. a city in NW Spain: residence of the Spanish court in the 16th century; university (1346). Pop: 321 143 (2003 est)
  2. the former name (until 1828) of Morelia
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