Diego de Losada

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Diego de Losada
Diego de Losada - Antonio Herrera Toro Concejo Municipal de Caracas.jpg
Portrait of de Losada
by Antonio Herrera Toro (1857-1914)
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Diego de Losada y Cabeza de Vaca (1511 – 1569) was a Spanish conquistador and the founder of Santiago de León de Caracas, the current capital of Venezuela.[1]

Losada was born in Rionegro del Puente, in what is now the province of Zamora. He reached Puerto Rico in 1533.

Losada founded Caracas in 1567 after defeating Tamanaco, the Mariche chief. He died two years later, at Borburata.


  1. ^ Medina, José Ramón (Mar 21, 2007). "'Caracas'".