Benkos Bioho was said to have been born was born in the region of Bioho, Guinea Bissau, West Africa where he was seized by the Portuguese Pedro Gomez Reynel dealer, sold to businessman Juan Palacios and resold as a slave to this Spanish Alonso del Campo in 1596, in Cartagena de Indias. He stablished the maroon community of San Basilio de Palenque some time in the 16th century. He was betrayed and hanged by the governor of Cartagena in 1619.
Also known as Domingo Bioho, he was used a boat to travel down the Magdalena River escape to freedom. He was recaptured, but he escaped again in 1599 into the marshy land southeast of Cartagena. He organized an army that came to dominate all of Montes de Maria. He also formed an intelligence network that collected and used information that would lead to the collapse of the city. He organized more escapes of runaway slaves to liberated territory, known as settlement. He was named king of handguns. Benko's name corresponds to a place east of the Senegal River.
Unable to defeat the Maroons, on July 18, 1605, the Governor of Cartagena, Geronimo de Suazo and Casasola, offered a peace treaty to Benkos Bioho, recognizing the autonomy of the Palenque Matuna Bioho accepting that entered the city armed and dressed in Spanish, while the arena promised not receive more feral or stimulate new leak or to use title of king. Peace will only be finalized in 1612 under the governorship of Diego Fernandez de Velasco. The treaty was violated by the Spanish in 1619 when walking carelessly Bioho was caught by the guard of the wall and caught: he was hanged and quartered on 16 March 1621. Governor Garcia Giron who ordered the execution, arguing that it was dangerous bitterly respect Bioho generated in the population and that "lies and enchantment behind it takes all the nations of Guinea is in the city."
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