Martín Suárez de Toledo

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Martín Suárez de Toledo
Governor of the Río de la Plata and Paraguay
In office
1572–1574
MonarchPhilip II
Preceded byFelipe de Cáceres
Succeeded byJuan Ortiz de Zárate
Personal details
Born
Martín Suárez de Toledo y Saavedra

1520
Seville, Spain
Died1584
Asuncion, Paraguay
OccupationConquistador
Professionarmy's officer
Military service
Allegiance Spain
Branch/serviceSpanish Army
RankCaptain

Martín Suárez de Toledo (1520-1584) was a Spanish nobleman and conquistador. He served as interim Governor of the Río de la Plata and Paraguay.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Seville, his parents were Hernando Arias de Saavedra and Beatriz Suarez de Figueroa, belonging to the Spanish nobility.[2] Martín Suárez de Toledo came to Paraguay in the expedition of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca in 1542.

He was married to María de Sanabria, daughter of Juan de Sanabria and Mencía Calderón Ocampo.[3]

Martín Suárez de Toledo was Governor of Paraguay and Río de la Plata between July 31, 1569 and November 29, 1574, and was preceded by Felipe de Cáceres.[4] He also served as Lieutenant governor of Asuncion between 1569-1572 and 1574-1575.[5]

Martín Suárez de Toledo and María de Sanabria, were the parents of the Governor Hernando Arias de Saavedra.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gobernantes beneméritos de la evangelización en el Río de la Plata, Cayetano Bruno
  2. ^ Nobiliario genealógico de los reyes y titulos de España, Alonso Lopez de Haro
  3. ^ Progresismo republicano y las ideas liberales, Julio César Frutos
  4. ^ Historia cronológica de la ciudad de Buenos Aires 1536-2014, By Contreras, Leonel
  5. ^ Gobernantes y gobernados: historia institucional comparada de la República Argentina, desde 1535 a 1955, Oscar Gregorio Vélez
  6. ^ La Argentina (Edición Corregida y Actualizada): Historia del país y de su gente, By María Sáenz Quesada

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