Pedro de Ibarra

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Pedro de Ibarra
8th Governor of la Florida
In office
Preceded by Gonzalo Méndez de Canço
Succeeded by Juan Fernández de Olivera
Personal details
Born 1533
Basque Country
Died 1604
Orlando, Florida
Political party Vacant
Spouse(s) No Marridge
Profession soldier and Political
Religion The Will War

Pedro de Ibarra was a Spanish soldier who became governor of Florida in 1603.

Governor of La Florida[edit]

Originally from the Basque Country, in 1549 he explored the region in Zamora.[1] In 1603 he was appointed governor of Florida. Upon arrival in Florida he checked the disruption of society and the confrontation between natives and Spaniards, the first of which subjected to force and killed to some religious in the place.

This rebellion, caused by his predecessor in command, Gonzalo Méndez de Canço, also meant the death of many Spanish soldiers. Pedro de Ibarra managed to quell the fighting, kindness and intelligence in dealing with the natives and he was able to consolidate peace and progress.[2] Later, on August 28 of the years (1603), English pirates captured along of Cayo Romano (Cuba) two Spanish ships, one of them was Pedro de Ibarra. Pedro de Ibarra night managed to escape the cautierio and odicea after 32 days, he arrived in Havana. He left the government of the province in 1609.[3]

Period of Friendship[edit]

Pedro de lbarra worked at establishing peace with the native cultures to the South of St. Augustine. An account is recorded of his meeting with great Indian caciques(chiefs).

On September 2, 1605 the elusive Captain Grande finally arrived in St. Augstine accompanied by his manadado, the chiefs of Surruque and Urabia, and twenty Indians of high status. Yabarra (Pedro de Ibarra)cordially welcomed and entertained them in his own home. The friendship of the Indians had been won. In the words of Ybarra, "Since then the Caciques come and go as they please, and our soldiers do the same, by sea as well as by land, with the greatest security." [4]

Ybarra (Ibarra) had earlier sent Alvaro Mexia a cartographer on a mission further South to meet and develop dipomatic ties with the Ais Indian nation as well as produce a map.

Personal life[edit]

Pedro Ibarra married with Ana de Unzueta and he proclaimed Lord of the house Unzueta (Vizcaya), formerly Parish Onacinos bias [5]


  1. ^ Quito, significado y ubicación de sus calles: (a fines del siglo XX) (Quito, meaning and location of the streets: (a late twentieth century))(In Spanish), by Angel Alberto Dávalos H.
  2. ^ Vascos en el descubrimiento, exploración y conquista de La Florida (Basques in the discovery, exploration and conquest of Florida), by Gorka Rosain Unda.
  3. ^ El roble y la ceiba: historia de los vascos en Cuba (Oak and ceiba: history of the Basques in Cuba) by Cecilia Arrozarena
  4. ^ Rouse, Irving. Survey of Indian River Archaeology. Yale University Publications in Anthropology 45. ISBN 978-0-404-15668-8. 
  5. ^ Francisco de Ibarra, conquistador de Nueva Vizcaya y fundador de la ciudad de Durango, en México (Francisco de Ibarra, conquestor of New Vizcaya and founder of the city of Durango in Mexico) BY Juan San Martin. Retrieved December 22, 2010, to 13:11 pm.

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