Luis Colón de Toledo, 1st Duke of Veragua biography

Luis Colón de Toledo, 1st Duke of Veragua

Deceased Person

– 1572

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Who was Luis Colón de Toledo, 1st Duke of Veragua?

Luis Colón de Toledo, 1st Duke of Veragua, 1st Duke of la Vega, 1st Marquis of Jamaica and 3rd Admiral of the Indies, was the first son of Diego Colón and María de Toledo y Rojas, and grandson of Christopher Columbus.

After his father's death, a compromise was reached in 1536 in which he was named 3rd Admiral of the Indies and renounced all other rights for a perpetual annuity of 10,000 ducats, the island of Jamaica as a fief, the Dukedom of Veragua estate of 25 square leagues in the Province of Veragua on the Isthmus of Panama, and the titles of 1st Duke of Veragua and 1st Marquess of Jamaica and 1st Duke of La Vega.

He married firstly in 1546 to María de Mosquera y Pasamonte, daughter of Juan de Mosquera and his wife Ofrasina de Pasamonte, and had:

María Colón de Toledo y Mosquera, a nun in Valladolid

Felipa Colón de Toledo, 2nd Duchess of Veragua

He married secondly in Valladolid, October 19, 1555 to Ana de Castro Osorio, daughter of Beatriz de Castro Osório, 6th Countess of Lemos and Sárria, and her second husband Alvaro Osorio, without issue.

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