Diego COLÓN

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PortugueseBorn Diego COLÓN

Portuguese navigator and explorer

Born on 1479 in Lisboa, Portugal

Died on February 13, 1526 in La Puebla De Montalbán, España

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Diego was made a page at the Spanish court in 1492, the year his father embarked on his first voyage. Diego had a younger half-brother, Fernando, by Beatriz Enríquez de Arana.



Ferdinand and Diego had been pages to Prince Don Juan, then became pages to Queen Isabella in 1497.

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El Alcázar de Colón



In August 1508, he was named Governor of the Indies, the post his father had held, arriving to Santo Domingo in July 1509. He established his home (Alcázar de Colón), which still stands there, in Santo Domingo in what is now the Dominican Republic.



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