Diego Columbus biography

Diego Columbus

Deceased Person

1479 – 1526

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Who was Diego Columbus?

Diego Columbus was a Portuguese navigator and explorer. He served as the 2nd Admiral of the Indies, 2nd Viceroy of the Indies and 3rd Governor of the Indies. He was the eldest son of Christopher Columbus and wife Filipa Moniz Perestrelo.

He was born in Portugal, either in Porto Santo in 1479/1480, or in Lisbon in 1474. He died February 1526, around the 23rd to 26th of the month, in La Puebla de Montalbán, Spain. 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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Born
1479
Porto Santo Island
Also known as
  • Diego Colon
  • Diogo Colombo
  • Diego Colón Moniz
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Nationality
  • Portugal
  • Spain
Died
Feb 23, 1526
La Puebla de Montalbán

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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