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Gálvez, Matías de

(Encyclopedia) Gálvez, Matías de mät´äs d gäl´vth, 1717–84, Spanish colonial administrator, captain general of Guatemala (1779), viceroy of New Spain (1783–84); brother of José de Gálvez. He was…

Bucareli y Ursúa, Antonio María

(Encyclopedia) Bucareli y Ursúa, Antonio María änt´ny mär´ä bookär´l oorsoo´ä, 1717–79, Spanish colonial administrator. He served in the Spanish army and as governor of Cuba before becoming…

Acuña, Juan de

(Encyclopedia) Acuña, Juan de hwän d akoo´nyä, 1658?–1734, Spanish-American administrator, viceroy of New Spain (1722–34), marqués de Casa Fuerte, b. Lima, Peru. After a distinguished career in…

O'Donojú, Juan

(Encyclopedia) O'Donojú, Juan hwän nhoo´, d. 1821, Spanish colonial administrator. He distinguished himself in the army and became captain general of Andalusia. Sent out (1821) as captain…

Calleja del Rey, Félix María

(Encyclopedia) Calleja del Rey, Félix María f´lks mär´ä käly´hä dl r, 1750–1826, Spanish general, viceroy of New Spain (1813–16), conde de Calderón. In command of the post of San Luis Potosí…

Iturrigaray, José de

(Encyclopedia) Iturrigaray, José de hs´ too´rgärä´, 1742–1815, Spanish colonial administrator, viceroy of New Spain (1803–8). During his rule, all of Spanish America was disturbed by the…

Apodaca, Juan Ruiz de

(Encyclopedia) Apodaca, Juan Ruiz de hwän rooth´ d äpä´kä, 1754–1835, Spanish viceroy and military leader. He was sent to London by the Central Junta of Seville to gain English support against…

Nueva Galicia

(Encyclopedia) Nueva Galicia nw´vä gäl´syä, Spanish colonial administrative region, W Mexico, comprising roughly the present states of Jalisco and Nayarit with S Sinaloa. Conquered (1529–31) by…

Croix, Carlos Francisco de Croix, marqués de

(Encyclopedia) Croix, Carlos Francisco de Croix, marqués de kär´ls fränths´k d krwä´ märks´ d krwä´, 1699–1786, Spanish colonial administrator, b. Lille, France. As viceroy of New Spain (1766…