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Quevedo y Villegas, Francisco de

(Encyclopedia) Quevedo y Villegas, Francisco de fränthēs´kō gō´māth dā kāvā´ᵺō ē vēlyā´gäs [key], 1580–1645, Spanish satirist, novelist, and wit, b. Madrid. In 1611 he fled to Italy…

Gómez de Avellaneda, Gertrudis

(Encyclopedia) Gómez de Avellaneda, Gertrudis hĕrtro͞o´ᵺēs gō´mĕth dā ävĕlyänā´ᵺä [key], 1814–73, Spanish poet, b. Cuba. She went to Spain in 1836. Her passionate and poignant verses…

San Francisco de Macorís

(Encyclopedia) San Francisco de Macorís săn frănsĭs´kō ᵺā mäkōrēs´ [key], city (1993 pop. 96,503), N Dominican Republic. It is the commercial and processing center for an agricultural…

Bobadilla, Francisco de

(Encyclopedia) 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 He superseded Columbus in the West Indies (1500) and sent him home as a…

Ulloa, Francisco de

(Encyclopedia) Ulloa, Francisco de fränᵺēs´kō ᵺā o͞olyō´ä [key], d. c.1540, Spanish explorer in Mexico. Against the orders of Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza, Hernán Cortés sent Ulloa to…

Montejo, Francisco de

(Encyclopedia) Montejo, Francisco de fränthēs´kō dā mōntā´hō [key], c.1479–c.1548, Spanish conquistador. He served in Cuba under Diego Velásquez, later commanded a vessel in the…

Carvajal, Francisco de

(Encyclopedia) Carvajal, Francisco de fränthēs´kō dā kärvähäl´ [key], 1464?–1548, Spanish conquistador. For 40 years he fought in European wars before going to Mexico and subsequently…

Aldana, Francisco de

(Encyclopedia) Aldana, Francisco de fränthēs´kō ᵺā äldä´nä [key], 1537–78, Spanish general, diplomat, and poet, b. Alcántara or Naples. He symbolizes the ideal of the Spanish…