Bartolome Blumenthal (in some texts Blumen) alias Bartolome Flores is supposed to be the first German arrived in Chile. He came with the expedition of Pedro de Valdivia at the beginning of the Spanish conquest of Chile.
Blumenthal, known in Chile as Bartolome Flores was born 1511 in the Bavarian town of Nuremberg. His parents were Johann Blumenthal and Agatha (Agueda) Welzer. His Spanish family name Flores is a direct translation of Blumen.
Blumenthal came about 1528 to America and stayed first in La Espanola, Santo Domingo and Nicaragua, from where he travelled to Peru, to support Gonzalo Pizarro. There he got to know Pedro de Valdivia.
Historia de Talagante
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