|Mencía Calderón Ocampo|
|Adelantada of the New World|
Coat of Arms belonging to his paternal surname
|Spouse(s)||Juan de Sanabria y Alonso de Hinojosa|
Mencia was born in Villa de Medellín, Badajoz (Spain) daughter of Alonso Calderón and Ana Ocampo, belonging to a noble family of Extremadura. She was married to Juan de Sanabria, a noble Spanish expeditionary who died shortly before leaving for New Spain.
In April 10, 1550, Mencía Calderón embarked for Americas with a group of hundred marriageable maidens. In the expedition Calderón was accompanied by three daughters, and a contingent of eighty sailors. In 1553, Mencía and the rest of the crew were shipwrecked on the coast of Brazil, place from where they left to Asunción.
- Conquistadoras: Mujeres Heroicas de la Conquista de America. By Carlos B. Vega.
- Las damas del Río de la Plata. By Titina Cubero Macri, Silvia Bayá Carranza.
- Córdoba, Historias de Amor, de Locura, de Muerte-. Mónica Ambort.
- María de Sanabria: De Sevilla a América del sur, 1545. Pasión e intriga en. By Diego Bracco.
- Archivo Ibero-Americano. J. Costa, 1999.
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