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Miguel Holguín y Figueroa

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Miguel Holguín y Figueroa
DiedAfter 1576
Other namesMiguel Holguín de Figueroa
Years active1535-1539
EmployerSpanish Crown
Known forSpanish conquest of Venezuela
Spanish conquest of the Muisca
Quest for El Dorado
Spouse(s)Isabel de Cárcamo y Orozco
Isabel Maldonado de Bohórquez
Children3 daughters: Inés de Cárcamo, Elvira de Holguín, María Maldonado de Holguín
1 son: Diego Holguín de Figueroa Maldonado de Bohorques
Mayor of Tunja
In office
Preceded byGregorio Suárez de Deza &
Pedro García Ruiz.
Succeeded byDiego Montañez &
Pedro Vásquez de Loaiza
In office
Preceded byJuan López
Succeeded byFrancisco Salguero &
Hernando de Rojas
In office
Preceded byGómez de Cifuentes &
Pedro Bravo
Succeeded byPedro García Ruiz &
Diego de Partearroyo
In office
Preceded byPedro López Patiño de Haro &
Juan Prieto Maldonado
Succeeded byHernando Mateos &
Bachiller Pedro de Valdelomar

Miguel Holguín y Figueroa, also written as Miguel Holguín de Figueroa, (1516, Cáceres, Kingdom of Spain - after 1576, Tunja, New Kingdom of Granada) was a Spanish conquistador. He took part in the expeditions of conquest of the Chitarero, Motilon, U'wa and Lache peoples led by Nikolaus Federmann.[1] Holguín y Figueroa later settled in Tunja, where he protested the rapacious activities of Hernán Pérez de Quesada, governor of Bogotá.

Miguel Holguín y Figueroa was chronicled by Juan Rodríguez Freyle in El Carnero.


Miguel Holguín y Figueroa, also written as Holguín de Figueroa, was born in 1516 in Cáceres. He married twice: to Isabel de Cárcamo y Orozco; and Isabel Maldonado de Bohórquez (or Bohórques), widow of Pedro Núñez Cabrera.[2][3][5] With Isabel de Cárcamo y Orozco he had two daughters: Inés de Cárcamo and Elvira de Holguín; with Isabel Maldonado de Bohórquez a son and a daughter: Diego Holguín de Figueroa Maldonado de Bohorques and María Maldonado de Holguín.[2][3] Miguel Holguín y Figueroa was mayor of Tunja for four terms; 1558, 1564, 1572 and 1576.[4] He is named in texts until 1576, while his year of death in Tunja is unknown.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c (in Spanish) List of conquistadors led by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada - Banco de la República
  2. ^ a b c (in Spanish) Miguel Holguín de Figueroa - Geni
  3. ^ a b c (in Spanish) Miguel Holguín de Figueroa
  4. ^ a b Muñoz Cárdenas, 2014, p.16
  5. ^ Rodríguez Freyle, 1638, p.153


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