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Luis Jeronimo Fernandez de Cabrera

Luis Jeronimo Fernandez de Cabrera Bobadilla Cerda y Mendoza, cuatro conde de Chinchon was a Spanish nobleman and captain general and viceroy of Peru, from January 14, 1629 to December 18, 1639. His wife, Ana de Osorio Fernandez de Cabrera y Bobadilla, condesa de Chinchon (1599-1625), is credited (probably incorrectly) as being one of the first Europeans to be treated with quinine, and as the person who introduced that medicine into Europe.


Fernandez de Cabrera Bobadilla was born in Madrid in 1589 (or perhaps 1590), into a family close to the Spanish throne. His parents were Diego Fernandez de ...

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