Juan de Carvajal

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For the Spanish cardinal, see Juan Carvajal.

Juan de Carvajal was a Spanish conquistador and one of the first Governors of the Venezuela Province.[1] He founded El Tocuyo in 1545. When Philipp von Hutten and Bartholomeus VI. Welser returned from a failed expedition to find El Dorado, Carvajal had them killed, and the Welser's colonial rights were withdrawn soon after, ending Klein-Venedig.[2]


  1. ^ worldstatesmen.org, Venezuela
  2. ^ coroweb.com, Santa Ana de Coro