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Lucas Fernández de Piedrahita

Lucas Fernández de Piedrahita (1624, Bogotá – March 29, 1688) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as the Bishop of Panamá (1676-1688) and the Bishop of Santa Marta (1668-1676).[1] [2][3][4][5]

Most Reverend
Lucas Fernández de Piedrahita
Bishop of Panama
Church Catholic Church
Diocese Diocese of Panamá
Predecessor Antonio de León y Becerra
Successor Diego Ladrón de Guevara
Orders
Consecration 1669
by Antonio Sanz Lozano
Personal details
Born 1624
Santa Fe de Bogotá
Died March 29, 1688 (age 64)
Panama City
Parents Domingo Hernández de Soto Piedrahita (father)
Catalina de Collantes (mother)
Previous post Bishop of Santa Marta (1668-1676)

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BiographyEdit

Lucas Fernández de Soto Piedrahita was born in Santa Fe de Bogotá as son of Domingo Hernández de Soto Piedrahita and Catalina de Collantes.[1][6] He had one brother and two sisters: Gregorio Hernández de Collantes, María Sayago and Maria Fernández de Piedrahita and his mother was of Inca descent.[7] On February 27, 1668, he was appointed by the King of Spain and confirmed by Pope Clement IX as Bishop of Santa Marta.[1] In 1669, he was consecrated bishop by Antonio Sanz Lozano, Bishop of Cartagena.[1] On November 16, 1676, he was appointed by the King of Spain and confirmed by Pope Innocent XI as Bishop of Panamá.[1] He served as Bishop of Panamá until his death on March 29, 1688.[1] He was the principal consecrator of Sancho de Andrade de Figueroa, Bishop of Ayacucho o Huamanga.[1]

MuiscaEdit

Fernández de Piedrahita has contributed extensively on the knowledge about the Muisca, the inhabitants of Bogotá before the arrival of the Spanish. The birthplace of the bishop is the ancient capital Bacatá, of the southern part of the Muisca Confederation.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Bishop Lucas Fernández de Piedrahita" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Panamá" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Archdiocese of Panamá" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  4. ^ GCatholic.org: "Metropolitan Diocese of Santa Marta" retrieved November 16, 2015
  5. ^ Arzobispo de Panama Guillermo Rojas y Arrieta C.M. Resena Historica de los Obispos que han ocupado la silla de Panama Publisher: Escuela Tipográfica Salesiana (1929) | P. 91-98
  6. ^ Lucas Fernández de Piedrahita - Geni
  7. ^ (in Spanish) Diccionario de historia cultural de la iglesia en América Latina - Lucas Fernández de Piedrahita
Religious titles
Preceded by
Melchor Liñán y Cisneros
Bishop of Santa Marta
1668-1676
Succeeded by
Diego de Baños y Sotomayor
Preceded by
Antonio de León y Becerra
Bishop of Panamá
1676-1688
Succeeded by
Diego Ladrón de Guevara