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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
 

Nicolás de Ovando

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
1. Nicolás de Ovando Marker
Inscription.

Frey Nicolas de Ovando
(1451-1511)
Gobernador de la isla Española
Comendador Mayor de la Orden de Alcantara
Fundador de la Nueva Ciudad de Santo-Domingo

English translation:
Nicolás de Ovando
(1451-1511),
Governor of the island of Hispaniola
Commander Major of the Order of Alcántara
Founder of the new city of Santo Domingo

 
Location. 18° 28.603′ N, 69° 53.001′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker can be reached from Calle Emiliano Tejera just west of Calle Isabela Católica, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker and monument are roughly in the middle of the Plaza de la Hispanidad in the colonial center of Santo Domingo.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1505 Colonial House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Colonial City of Santo Domingo (within shouting distance of this marker); Palace of the Governors (within shouting distance of this marker); Palace of the Viceroy Diego Colón (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Residence of Treasurer Cristóbal de Santa Clara
Nicolás de Ovando Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
2. Nicolás de Ovando Marker
(about 120 meters away); Salomé Ureña de Henríquez (about 120 meters away); Duarte's Return from Exile (about 120 meters away); Chapel of Our Lady of the Remedies (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
 
Also see . . .  Nicolás Ovando y Cáceres. Frey Nicolás de Ovando y Cáceres (Brozas, Extremadura, Spain 1460 – Madrid, Spain 29 May 1511) was a Spanish soldier from a noble family and a Knight of the Order of Alcántara, a military order of Spain. He was Governor of the Indies (Hispaniola) from 1502 until 1509, sent by the Spanish crown to investigate the administration of Francisco de Bobadilla and re-establish order. His administration subdued rebellious Spaniards, and completed the brutal "pacification" of the native Taíno population of Hispaniola. From Wikipedia (Submitted on March 11, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryPoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
Nicolás de Ovando Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
3. Nicolás de Ovando Marker
Nicolás de Ovando Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
4. Nicolás de Ovando Marker
The Alcázar de Diego Colón can be seen to the east in the background in this view.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 11, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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