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Alonso de Ribera

Alonso de Ribera de Pareja was a Spanish soldier and twice Spanish royal governor of Chile (1601-1605 and 1612-1617).

Background

Born in Ubeda, he was the illegitimate son of hidalgo and captain Jorge de Ribera Zambrana y Davalos, who claimed descent from the kings of Aragon.

After studying mathematics, Ribera joined the Spanish army in Flanders. It was the beginning of a long and successful military career. He fought in various battles in France with Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma. In addition, he was part of the Spanish Armada of 1588, and one of the followers of Cardinal Archduke Alberto, ...

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