Person:Diego Colon (1)

Diego Colon 23 Feb 1526 and 26 Feb 1526 Montalban, near Toledo, Spain
Facts and Events
Name[2] Diego Colon
Alt Name[2] Diego Colombo
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 1479/80 Porto Santo, Madeira Islands
Marriage 1508 to María de Toledo y Rojas
Death[1] bet 23 Feb 1526 and 26 Feb 1526 Montalban, near Toledo, Spain
Reference Number? Q452379?
Burial[2] Santo Domingo Cathedral, Santo Domingo, Hispaniola(his remains probably were mistaken for his brother's and moved to Havana Cathedral, then to Seville Cathedral)

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Diego Columbus (; ; also, in ) (1479/1480-1526) was a Portuguese navigator and explorer under the Kings of Castile and Aragón. He served as the 2nd Admiral of the Indies, 2nd Viceroy of the Indies and 4th Governor of the Indies as a vassal to the Kings of Castile and Aragón. He was the elder son of Christopher Columbus and his wife Filipa Moniz Perestrelo.

He was born in Portugal, either in Porto Santo in 1479/1480, or in Lisbon in 1474. He spent most of his adult life trying to regain the titles and privileges granted to his father for his explorations and then denied him in 1500. He was greatly aided in this goal by his marriage to María de Toledo y Rojas, niece of the 2nd Duke of Alba, who was the cousin of King Ferdinand.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Diego Colón, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Schoenrich, Otto. The Legacy of Christopher Columbus: Three Centuries of Disputes, Lawsuits, Struggles for Rewards and Inheritances, Brands by the Admiral of Aragón and Others, Spoliations by Sir Frances Drake and Others, Claims of Ilegitimates and Black Sheep, Resulting from the Discovery of America. (Glendale, California: A.H. Clark Co., 1949-50).