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Diego de Vargas Zapata y Luján Ponce de León

Vargas Zapata y Luján Ponce de León, Diego de (dyāˈgō dā värˈgäs thäpäˈtä ē lōhänˈ pōnˈ thā dā lāōnˈ) [key], c.1643–1704, Spanish governor and captain general of New Mexico, b. Spain. As governor (1691–97) he reconquered (1692) and resettled New Mexico for the Spanish after the Pueblo revolt in 1680 had driven the Spanish settlers from the region. In 1696 he suppressed another Pueblo revolt. He was reappointed governor in 1703 and conducted a campaign against the Apaches in 1704.

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