Fernando del Portillo y Torres
Archbishop del Portillo was the archbishop of Archdiocese of Santo Domingo from 1788 to 1798 and then Archbishop of "Santa Fe en Nuevo Granada" (now known as the Archdiocese of Bogota) from 1798 to 1804.
From a wealthy family, he entered the Dominican Order in 1743 at Málaga, Spain, teaching there Philosophy, 1751 - 1756, Theology, 1756 -1758, teaching afterwards the subject of Holy Scriptures, 1758 - 1761 moving to Cádiz, seafaring gate of trade to the American Spanish Empire getting a Doctorate in nearby Jerez de la Frontera in Divinity in 1767, becoming a prior to sieges of the Dominican Order in Málaga, Almería, Cabra, Ciudad Real and Doña Mencía, training Christianity priest teachers, dictionary editors and administrative tutors in aborigine American Indian languages, North and South America, since the middle of the 16th Century. He was proposed, 1788, by king Charles III of Spain to Roman Catholic Pope Pope Pius VI to be chosen as Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Primate Siege of America created in 1546 after the initial efforts originating in 1504, providing printed instructions, 14 February 1790, in the associated dioceses to keep the ancestry conversions, names, marriages, births and death registers of all the mixed or immigrated population therein.
The Island of Hispaniola troubles, circa 1798, between the now Spanish speaking Republic of Santo Domingo and the now French-Creole speaking Republic of Haití, led him to move the (supposedly known and correctly located then) remains of sea farer and discoverer of the American Continent in 1492 Christopher Columbus to La Habana, Cuba, residing there at the Convent of San Juan de Letrán being proposed by the Spanish Crown to the Roman Pope in 1798 as a Bishop of Trujillo, Peru, but he had to obey the Church and Land authorities wishes accepting instead to become Archbishop of Bogotá, created 1564, Santa Fe de Bogotá, renamed Bogotá only, 1898, now in the Republic of Colombia, a much higher position, dying there in 1804, aged around 75.
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