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Francisco de Sande
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Francisco de Sande y Picón de Figueroa

Date of Birth: Approximately 1540

Place of Birth: Cáceres, Spain

Date of Death: 22 September 1602

Place of Death: Santa Fé de Bogotá, New Kingdom of Granada


Francisco de Sande was born in Cáceres into an aristocratic family. He studied in Salamanca and Seville, and became a doctor in law. He had a brilliant political career in New Spain before being appointed gover…

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Donoso, Isaac, “Francisco de Sande”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <>

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