Jorge de Alvarado y Contreras, conquistador español (1490 - c.1553)

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Birthplace: Badajoz, Extremadura, España
Death: Died in Madrid, Community of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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About Jorge de Alvarado y Contreras, conquistador español

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Jorge de Alvarado y Contreras (b. Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain – d. 1540 or 1541 or Madrid, 1553) was a Spanish conquistador, brother of the more famous Pedro de Alvarado.

Jorge de Alvarado was a native of Badajoz and son of Diego Gómez de Alvarado y Mexía de Sandoval, born in Badajoz in 1460 and vecino of Badajoz, Extremadura, Commander of Lobón, Puebla, Montijo and Cubillana, Alcalde of Montanchez, Trece of the Order of Santiago, Lord of Castellanos, Maestresala of Henry IV of Castile and General of the Frontier of Portugal, widow of Teresa Suárez de Moscoso y Figueroa, and second wife Leonor de Contreras y Gutiérrez de Trejo.

Alvarado went to Hispaniola in 1510 with all his older brothers Pedro and Gonzalo and younger brothers Gómez, Hernando and Juan and their uncle Diego de Alvarado y Mexía de Sandoval.

Jorge married a daughter of Xicotencatl, the ruler of Tizatlan in Tlaxcala, as Pedro also did, probably to gain the support of Tlaxcalan troops. She was baptized with the Spanish name doña Lucía. They had a daughter who married the conquistador Francisco Xiron Manuel and had issue.

He was one of the conquerors of Mexico and Guatemala along with his brother, and Lieutenant-Governor of Guatemala under him. In 1527 he founded the city of Santiago de los Caballeros and the one of San Salvador in 1528.

Like his brother he also married twice, firstly to Francisca Girón and secondly in 1526 to Luisa de Estrada, certainly related to Francisco Vázquez de Coronado's wife, by whom he had a son Jorge de Alvarado y Estrada, born in México, who married Catalina de Villafañe y Carvajal, Mexican, daughter of Ángel de Villafañe, conqueror of Mexico, and wife Inés de Carvajal. Their son was Jorge de Alvarado y Villafañe, also born in Mexico, Governor and Captain-General of Honduras and Knight of Santiago since 1587, also married twice, firstly to Brianda de Quiñones and secondly to Juana de Benavides, vecina of Guatemala, and had issue.

-------------------- Conquistador de Nueva España, hermano de Don Pedro de Alvarado

Fue capitán y conquistador de Panuco, Oaxaca, Tehuantepec, Soconusco.

En 1520 se casó con Doña Lucía de Xicotencaltl, princesa Tlaxcala, del mismo modo como Pedro contraía matrimonio con Doña Luisa de Xicotencaltl, hermana de Lucía.

En 1524 acompañó a Pedro en la conquista de Guatemala y fundó con él la ciudad de Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala.

En 1527 se encargó temporalmente de la gobernación de Guatemala, tras la ida de Pedro a España, con el cargo de Teniente de Gobernador.

Fuente: Wikipedia

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