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Hernán Venegas Carrillo

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Hernán Venegas Carrillo
Died(1583-02-02)February 2, 1583
Burial placeCathedral of Bogotá
4°35′52.64″N 74°04′30.86″W / 4.5979556°N 74.0752389°W / 4.5979556; -74.0752389
EmployerSpanish Crown
Known forConquest of the Muisca
Conquest of the Panche
Foundation of Bituima
Foundation of Apulo
Foundation of Tocaima
Mayor of Bogotá
Spouse(s)Magdalena de Guatavita
Juana Ponce de León y Figueroa
ChildrenMaría, Alonso, Isabel, Fernán Venegas
Maria Venegas Carrillo Ponce de León
Alonso, Pedro, Luis, Francisco, Juana, Isabel, Inés Venegas Ponce de León
  • Diego Ruiz Venegas Manosalvas (father)
  • Inés Venegas (mother)
FamilyPedro Fernández de Valenzuela (cousin)
Encomendero of Bogotá
In office
Preceded byJuan Díaz Hidalgo
Succeeded byJuan de Céspedes
In office
Preceded byJuan de Céspedes
Succeeded byJuan Ruiz de Orejuela

Hernán Venegas Carrillo Manosalvas (c.1513 – 2 February 1583)[2] was a Spanish conquistador for who participated in the Spanish conquest of the Muisca and Panche people in the New Kingdom of Granada, present-day Colombia. Venegas Carrillo was mayor of Santa Fe de Bogotá for two terms; in 1542 and from 1543 to 1544.

Personal life

Sagipa was Hernán's first father-in-law
Sagipa was Hernán's first father-in-law

Venegas Carrillo was born in Córdoba, Andalusia, around 1513. His parents were Diego Ruiz Venegas Manosalvas and Inés Venegas.[1][2] Venegas Carrillo was married twice, first to Magdalena of Guatavita, the sister of Sagipa (also named Zaquezazipa), the last Muisca zipa.[4] This was one of the first mestizo marriages conducted in the New Kingdom of Granada. With her Venegas Carrillo had four children: María, Alonso, Isabel and Fernán Venegas.[5] After the death of his Muisca wife, Venegas Carrillo married Juana Ponce de León and had eight more children with her: Maria, Alonso, Pedro, Luis, Francisco, Juana, Isabel and Inés Venegas Ponce de León.[1] His daughter Maria Venegas Carrillo Ponce de León died in Pamplona, Norte de Santander.[3] Alonso, his son with Magdalena de Guatavita, killed fellow conquistador Gonzalo García Zorro in a duel in 1566. Conquistador Pedro Fernández de Valenzuela was his cousin.[6]


Hernán Venegas Carrillo was a member of the main expedition from the Caribbean coastal city of Santa Marta into the heart of the Colombian Andes, shown in green
Hernán Venegas Carrillo was a member of the main expedition from the Caribbean coastal city of Santa Marta into the heart of the Colombian Andes, shown in green

Hernán Venegas Carrillo embarked on a ship sailing from Seville, Spain to the New World, probably in 1533, in the company of Juan del Junco.[7] He was one of the conquistadors who participated in the expedition from Santa Marta on the Caribbean coast to the Muisca Confederation on the Altiplano Cundiboyacense.[8]

In 1541, Venegas Carrillo received ownership of the encomiendas of Guatavita, Gachetá, Chipaleque, Pausa, Tuala, Tuaquira, Suba, Tocancipá, Gachancipá, Gachacá, Unta, Turmequé and Itencipá.[2] In 1542 and from 1543 to 1544, Hernán Venegas Carrillo was mayor, at that time called encomendero, of Bogotá. Between the two terms, the post was filled by Juan de Céspedes. [9][10]

On March 20, 1544, Venegas Carrillo founded the town of Tocaima.[11] He had been sent east by Alonso Luis de Lugo.[12] Tocaima became one of the richest cities in the New Kingdom of Granada.[13]

In 1547, Venegas Carrillo was sent to Spain and returned the next year.[1] He made several further voyages back to Europe and during one of them he married Juana Ponce de León y Figueroa, daughter of the governor of Venezuela Pedro Ponce de León. His wife accompanied Venegas Carrillo to Bogotá in 1569. Hernán Venegas Carrillo died on February 2, 1583 in Bogotá and is buried in the Primatial Cathedral of Bogotá, located at the Bolívar Square in the centre of the Colombian capital. Various of his many children became the encomenderos of Guatavita, Gachetá, Chipasaque (today Junín), Tausa, Suba and Gachancipá.[13]

Encomiendas of Venegas Carrillo on and around the Bogotá savanna

Conquests of Hernán Venegas Carrillo

bold is founded
Department Date Year Notes Map
Bituima Cundinamarca 15 August 1543 [14]
Chaguaní Cundinamarca 1543 [15]
Apulo Cundinamarca 5 January 1544 [16]
Tocaima Cundinamarca 20 March 1544 [17]


  • A school founded in 1958 in Tocaima, is named after Hernán Venegas Carrillo[18]

See also



  • Rodríguez Freyle, Juan, and Darío Achury Valenzuela. 1979 (1859) (1638). El Carnero – Conquista i descubrimiento del nuevo reino de Granada de las Indias Occidentales del mar oceano, i fundacion de la ciudad de Santa Fe de Bogota, 1–592. Fundacion Biblioteca Ayacuch. Accessed 2017-02-07.

Further reading

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