Bobadilla, Francisco de
Bobadilla, Francisco de fränthēs´kō dā bōbädē´lyä [key], d. 1502, Spanish colonial governor. He superseded Columbus in the West Indies (1500) and sent him home as a prisoner. Recalled in 1502, he was drowned on the voyage to Europe.
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