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Francisco de Bobadilla

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Name  Francisco Bobadilla

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Died  July 11, 1502, Mona Passage

Francisco de Bobadilla (around 1450 - 11 July 1502) was a Spanish conquistador and colonial administrator.

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As a member of the Order of Calatrava, in 1499, de Bobadilla was appointed to succeed Christopher Columbus as the second Governor of the Indies, Spain's new territories in America, by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.

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Upon his arrival in the Colony of Santo Domingo on Hispaniola in August 1500, de Bobadilla upheld accusations of mismanagement made against Columbus, and had Columbus sent back to Spain in chains.

Bobadilla also pardoned Francisco Roldán, who had revolted against the rule of Columbus's brother Bartholomew Columbus.

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During his short term as governor, he canceled mining taxes in a successful attempt to stimulate gold production. But this action may have offended the crown and possibly lead to his recall to Spain.

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In 1502, he was replaced as Governor of the Indies by Nicolás de Ovando y Cáceres. Diego Columbus arrived in Santo Domingo in April 1502, with Nicolás de Ovando y Cáceres' flotilla.

He died on 11 July [O.S. 1 July] 1502 during a hurricane that wrecked 20 vessels of the 31-ship convoy, including the flagship, El Dorado, in the Mona Passage returning to Spain. Among the surviving ships was the Aguja, the weakest ship of the convoy and which carried the gold Columbus was owed—spurring accusations that Columbus magically invoked the storm out of vengeance.


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