Diego Osorio Villegas

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Diego de Osorio y Villegas (1540 in Villasandino[1] – 1601 in Santo Domingo[2]) was a sixteenth-century governor of Venezuela Province (1589–1597), the Venezuela Province being a part of the Spanish Empire. He was governor at the time of the Preston Somers Expedition during which an English force found Caracas by way of a secret route through the mountains.

He was then Governor of Santo Domingo until his death in 1601. Previously he spent 15 years fighting in the Dutch Revolt.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b (in Spanish) Isaac Rilova, 25 January 2010, Ayalas y Osorios, de Sasamón a Venezuela, sasamon.burgos.es
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Gobernadores Isla de Santa Domingo
  3. ^ (in Spanish) Diego Osorio Villegas