Gil de Taboada y de Lemos, Francisco

Gil de Taboada y de Lemos, Francisco fränthēs´kō hēl dā täbōä´ᵺä ē ᵺā lā´mōs [key], d. 1809, Spanish colonial administrator. After serving as viceroy of New Granada (1789), he was viceroy of Peru (1790–96). In Peru he introduced administrative reforms, encouraged the arts, and sent out exploring expeditions. Returning to Spain, he became a member of the governing junta after Ferdinand VII fled before Napoleon.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Latin American History: Biographies

Browse by Subject

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.