Diego de Mazariegos

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For the colonial governor of Cuba and Venezuela, see Diego de Mazariegos Guadalfajara.

Diego Mazariegos y Porres (? - 1536[1]) was a Spanish conquistador. He conquered the Chiapas in Mexico, and in 1528, together with Andrés de la Tovilla, founded San Cristóbal de las Casas (as Villa Real de Chiapa de los Españoles) And Chiapa de Corzo (as Villa Real de Chiapa de los Indios). He was the first Lieutenant Governor of Chiapas (1528 - 1529).

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  1. ^ (Spanish) Archivo Nacional de Cuba, 1957, Boletín del Archivo Nacional, Volume 55, p206