Tomas Marin de Poveda
Tomas Lopez Marin y Gonzalez de Poveda, 1st Marquis of Canada Hermosa was a Spanish colonial administrator who served as Royal Governor of Chile.
Tomas Marin de Poveda was born in Lucar, Almeria Province, the son of Tomas Lopez Marin and Maria Gonzalez de Poveda. He came to America in 1687 with his uncle, who had been named Archbishop of Charcas, in present-day Bolivia. Afterwards, in 1670, he moved to Chile for the first time with the retinue of governor Juan Henriquez.
Also Poveda had to deal with the expeditions of various pirates against Chilean trade, and the competition between the various functionaries of the Real Audiencia of Chile. During his term, he founded the cities of Rengo (Villa Hermosa) and Chimbarongo.
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