Juan de Oñate

Juan de Oñate


Don Juan de Oñate y Salazar was a Mexican explorer, colonial governor of the New Spain province of New Mexico, and founder of various settlements in the present day American Southwest.

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1550 Birth Born in 1550.


1595 45 Years Old In 1595 he was ordered by King Philip II to colonize the northern frontier of New Spain. … Read More
1598 48 Years Old 1 More Event
He began the expedition in 1598, fording the Rio Grande, or Río del Norte, at the present-day El Paso, in late April.
1599 49 Years Old A war began and in January 1599, Oñate retaliated for the loss of his nephew; his soldiers killed 800 villagers, including men, women and children. … Read More


1601 51 Years Old Oñate and his men returned to New Mexico, arriving there on November 24, 1601 without any further incidents of importance. … Read More
1606 56 Years Old In 1606, Oñate was recalled to Mexico City for a hearing into his conduct. … Read More


1630 80 Years Old Died in 1630.
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