Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza, Marquis of Canete
Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza y Manrique, 5th Marquis of Canete was a Spanish soldier, governor of Chile, and viceroy of Peru . He is often known simply as "Marquis of Canete".
He was the son of Andres Hurtado de Mendoza, 3rd Marquis of Canete — also a viceroy of Peru — and Magdalena Manrique, daughter of the Count of Osorno. Both his parents belonged to some of the most important families in the Spanish aristocracy.
Francisco de Aguirre received the new governor hospitably in La Serena. At about the same time, Francisco de Villagra arrived in La Serena by land. Knowing the animosity between Aguirre and Villagra over their aspirations to the governorship of Chile, Garcia Hurtado did not hesitate to take both of them prisoner in La Serena, isolating them on a ship. This act was considered very unjust by the Spanish settlers in Chile.
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