Jorge Robledo (conquistador)

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Jorge Robledo
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Bust of Jorge Robledo in Medellín
Nickname(s) Conquistador of Antioquia
Born 1500
Úbeda, Jaén, Spain
Died 1546
Caldas Department, New Kingdom of Granada
Allegiance Spanish Empire
Service/branch Conquistadores
Years of service 1521–1543
Rank Marshal
Battles/wars Italian War of 1521–1526
Battle of Cajamarca
Spanish conquest of the Muisca

Jorge Robledo (1500–1546) was a Spanish conquistador. He traveled in Colombia, Guatemala, and Peru. He founded the cities of Santa Ana de los Caballeros (current Anserma, Caldas, 1539), Cartago, Valle del Cauca (Arma, 1540) and Santa Fe de Antioquia (1541). He was executed by Sebastián de Belalcázar, in whose expedition he was a captain, over a dispute of the Governorship of these towns.

Signature of Jorge Robledo