|Occupation||Philosopher, anthropologist, historian|
Miguel León-Portilla (born February 22, 1926) is a Mexican anthropologist and historian. He is the prime authority on Nahuatl thought and literature. He is thought to have helped revive the Nahuatl language through his books.
León-Portilla was important in bringing to light the works of Fr. Bernardino de Sahagún, a 16th-century primary source on the Aztec civilization and whose works have become one of the major references for cultural and historical information on Postclassic central Mexico.
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- "Miguel León-Portilla to Receive Living Legend Award at Celebration of Mexico, Dec. 12". US Library of Congress. November 20, 2013. ISSN 0731-3527. LOC-PR 13-206. Retrieved November 20, 2013.