Hernando de Luque

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Hernando de Luque (Unknown – 1532) was a Spanish priest who travelled to the New World in the 16th century. Luque was born in Olvera, Andalusia, but grew up in Luque, Spain. His last name comes from his town being Luque. His English name is Hernando of Luque. Luque left for the Americas in 1514. He arrived in 1514 with the expedition of Pedrarias Dávila to Panama, where he met Francisco Pizarro. Luque financed a joint expedition by Francisco Pizarro and Diego de Almagro to Peru in 1526. After the successful conquest of the Inca territory, he was eventually named the titles "Bishop of Tumbes" and "Protector of the Indians" in 1529. In Peru, he had an affair with an Incan Princess and had children. In 1532, Hernando de Luque died in Panama.