Frey Nicolás de Ovando.

Fray Nicolás de Ovando - Gobernador de las Indias

Nacimiento: Brozas (Cáceres  - Spain) 1460. Death: 29 May 1511 in Seville. Burial: St. Benedict of Alcantara Church (Cáceres - Spain) Charges: - Prince John's preceptor until his death in 1497. - Major Commander of the Orden of Alcantara in 1494. - Governor of the Hispaniola Government from 1502 to 1509. Most relevant facts: - He founded

Santo Domingo de Guzmán.

Santo Domingo de Guzmán

- Founding date: 1498. - Founder: Bartholomew Columbus, brother of the Admiral. - Category: Capital of the Dominican Republic. - Current population: 3,000,000 inhabitants. - The Spaniards settlers in their quest to find gold mines moved from the Isabela to the south across the island of Hispaniola and found several of these

Bartholomew Columbus, the admiral’s younger brother.

Bartolomé Colón, hermano del Almirante

Born: 1461 in Genoa, Italy? Death: 1514 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Burial: San Francisco Monastery in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Charges: - Navigator, discoverer and cartographer. - Adelantado of the Indies and governor of Spain. Most relevant facts: - He toured several European courts seeking support for Christobal Columbus project. - He battled on the Spanish island

The Granada war (II).

In 1484 Cordoba became the centre of operations of the Castilian armies in the Granada War. These armies had a magnificent organization that covered their most important needs, such as the supply, maintenance of artillery pieces, a true military health service where wounded soldiers, military engineers, pontoneros and masons who

The Granada War (I).

O After the reign of Henry IV, in which there were no great advances in the so-called Reconquest, the Catholic Monarchs re-launched the project of defeating the Muslims and religiously unifying the Iberian peninsula. After approximately eight hundred years of hostilities and periods of peace, the Nazari­es ruled in the south-southeastern part

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