José de León y Echales

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José de León y Echales was the Spanish governor of Trinidad in 1699. He was killed by an arrow in the Arena Massacre, taking three days to die,[1] his body was thrown into a river, where it was found by the Spanish.

Further reading[edit]

  • P J Buissink; Historical Society of Trinidad and Tobago, Documents relating to the massacre of the governor, Don José de Leon y Echales, other officials and missionaries at San Francisco de la Arena, by Indians, on 1st December, 1699., Trinidad and Tobago, A.L. Rhodes, 1938.


  1. ^ History of the people of Trinidad and Tobago, Eric Williams, 1962
Preceded by
Francisco de Ménez
Governor of Trinidad
Succeeded by
Francisco Ruíz de Aguirre