Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá

  • Born: (Puebla de Los Angeles, New Spain)
  • Died: (At sea)

Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá was a captain and legal officer (procurador general) in the Juan de Oñate expedition that first colonized Santa Fe de Nuevo México in 1598. Between 1601 and 1603, he served as the Alcalde mayor of the Guanacevi mines in what is now the Mexican state of Durango. He is better known for his authorship of Historia de la Nueva México, published in 1610.


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