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Francisco de Sanchez de la Barreda

Francisco Sanchez de la Barreda y Vera. ; Spanish attorney and colonial administrator. Being the oldest member of the Real Audiencia of Chile made him become governor of Chile when Gabriel Cano died. He was a governor between November 1733 and May 1734.

According to historian Diego Barros Arana the government of Barreda was as short and irrelevant. During his government the cabildo of Santiago sent a request to the viceroy of Peru to have Mauricio de Zavala confirmed as governor of Barreda until the arrival of titular governor Bruno, who had to arrive to Chile through Buenos Aires. Zavala would never have this position. The news about some Dutch ships which had cast anchor in the neighborhoods of Valdivia spread and they arrived to governor Barreda. He sent 200 men to avoid a disembarkation and to avoid possible smugglings.

The government of Barreda ended when the viceroy Jose de Armendariz, Marquis of Castelfuerte, decided not to confirm him and instead appointed as governor a member of the army, the Maestro de Campo of the army in Chile, Manuel Silvestre de Salamanca Cano.

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