Francisco Bahamonde de Lugo

Francisco Bahamonde de Lugo was Governor of Puerto Rico (1564–1568) and Governor of Cartagena de Indias (1572–1574).[1] He died in office in Cartagena.

Francisco Bahamonde de Lugo
25th Governor of Puerto Rico
In office
Preceded byAntonio de la Llama Vallejo
Succeeded byFrancisco de Solís Osorio
Personal details
BornLa Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
NationalityCastilian, later Spanish or Puerto Rican
RelationsFrancisco de Lugo, el Bueno (father), Leonor Benítez Pereyra de Lugo (mother)
Professioncity founder, Conquistador, Military

Governor of Puerto Rico edit

The population of San Germán, located then in Guayanilla, asked him for permission to move the villa to its present location due to the attacks of French privateers (1565) and Caribbean Indians (1568).[2] In 1567, Bahamonde complained to the king of Spain about illegal immigration to Puerto Rico and the king advised him on what he could do.[3]

In 1568, the governor Francisco Bahamonde de Lugo saw the necessity to ask for the services of a Spanish doctor. The doctor chosen was Hernando de Cataño, who when accepting the position, received like payments in a lot and several parcels of land (in Spanish, "caballería", an archaic measure of area equivalent to 100 by 200 feet, or 1,858 m2) located across the harbor from the islet of San Juan. Thus the place was named after its owner.[4]

Family edit

Francisco Bahamonde de Lugo was born in the Canary Islands into the noble family that conquered the islands for the Crown of Castile.[5] He was a descendant of Inés de Lugo, sister of Alonso Fernández de Lugo,[6] first Adelantado of the Canary Islands.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ lugofamilymain
  2. ^ "Revista/review Interamericana (San German, Puerto Rico)" (in Spanish). VII. Inter American University Press. 1 January 1957: 640. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ Cook, K.P. (2016). Forbidden Passages: Muslims and Moriscos in Colonial Spanish America. The Early Modern Americas. University of Pennsylvania Press, Incorporated. p. 72. ISBN 978-0-8122-4824-1. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  4. ^ Cataño-municipio de Puerto Rico-datos y fotos (in Spanish)
  5. ^ a b Genealogy
  6. ^ Lineage