María de Toledo

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María de Toledo or María Álvarez de Toledo (1490-1549) was a Spanish noble and Vicereine and regent of the Spanish Colony of Santo Domingo, present day Dominican Republic.

She was married to Diego Columbus, the son of Christopher Columbus. During the absence of her spouse in 1515 and 1520, she was left in charge of the colony. She was known for her support of the indigenous people of Hispaniola.

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