Pedro de la Roca de Borja

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Pedro de la Roca de Borja or Pedro de la Roca y Borja[1] was a Spanish noble and the colonial governor of Santiago de Cuba from 1637 to 1640[2] or 1643. He was a member of the prestigious House of Borja family.[citation needed]

In 1637, Pedro de la Roca de Borja took over the Spanish governorship of Santiago de Cuba from Juan de Amezqueta Quijano. He was succeeded as the city's governor by Bartolomé de Osuna in December 1643.[3]

Legacy[edit]

view of the castle

The Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca overlooking the entry to the Bay of Santiago and serving as a defense against raiding pirates and colonial competitors was named in Borja's honor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ureña, Max Henríquez; Vega, Matías; Morillo, Manuel María (1931). El libro de Santiago de Cuba: Resumen Histórico-Descriptivo Compuesto Bajo la Dirección de Max Henríquez Ureña. Volume 1. Barcelona: Ediciones Archipiélago. p. 71. Retrieved 21 June 2016 – via Indiana University. 
  2. ^ Wright, Irene Aloha (1918). Santiago de Cuba and Its District (1607-1640): Villaverde. Estab. tip. de F. Peña Cruz. Retrieved 21 June 2016 – via New York Public Library. 
  3. ^ Domínguez, Isabelo Macías (1978). Cuba en la primera mitad del siglo XVII. Editorial CSIC. p. 239. ISBN 840004391X. Retrieved 21 June 2016.