Francisco Bahamonde De Lugo

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Francisco Bahamonde De Lugo
25th Governor of Puerto Rico
In office
Preceded by Antonio de la Llama Vallejo
Succeeded by Francisco de Solís Osorio
Personal details
Born La Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Died 1574
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
Nationality Castilian, later Spanish or Puerto Rican
Relations Francisco de Lugo, el Bueno (father), Leonor Benítez Pereyra de Lugo (mother)
Profession city founder, Conquistador, Military
Religion Roman Catholicism

Francisco Bahamonde De Lugo is the (4 time Great) Grandson of Inés de Lugo (sister of I Adelantado Mayor Alonso Fernández de Lugo),[1] a Spanish Military man, conquistador, city founder, and administrator.[2] Francisco Bahamonde De Lugo was born in the Canary Islands.[2] He was Governor of Puerto Rico between 1564 and 1568.[3] The neighbors of San German, located then in Guayanilla, asked him for permission to change the villa to their present location due to the attacks of French privateers (1565) and Caribbean Indians (1568).[4]

In 1568, the governor Francisco Bahamonde de Lugo saw the necessity to ask for the services of a Spanish doctor. The doctor chosen was Hernando de Cataño, who when accepting the position, received like payments in a lot and several parcels of land (In Spanish, "caballería", an archaic measure of area equivalent to 100 by 200 feet, or 1,858 m2) located across the harbor from the islet of San Juan. Thus the place was named after its owner.[5]