Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen

Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen. Theodor Matham, 510mmx392mm, 17th century. Rijksmuseum, The Netherlands, código RP-P-OB-23.218 Place and date of birth: Dillenburg, 1604. Place and date of death: Kleef, 1679. Job title and main information: Ensign in the cavalry of the Army of the Republic of the United Provinces of the Netherlands (1621-1626). Captain in the Army …
Continue reading Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen

Jorge Mascarenhas, 1º Viceroy of Brazil

Date of Birth: 1579? Date of Death: 1652 Iº Count of Castelo Novo Iº Marquis of Montalvão Iº Viceroy of Brasil (1639-1641) Link to BRASILHIS Database http://brasilhis.usal.es/pt-br/node/451 The year of Jorge de Mascarenhas’ birth is uncertain, some claim to have been in 1570, others in 1585, or even in 1579, as indicated by the most …
Continue reading Jorge Mascarenhas, 1º Viceroy of Brazil

João Nunes Correia

Birth: 1543, Castro Daire, Death: 1625, Madrid Merchant Link to BRASILHIS database: http://brasilhis.usal.es/es/personaje/joao-juan-nunes-correia-nunez-correa New Christian merchant of Portuguese origin. He developed his business mainly in the captaincy of Pernambuco (Brazil), where he acquired great political and social prestige. He was also often involved as a contractor, administering several of the commercial rights of the crowns of …
Continue reading João Nunes Correia

Juana Catalina Ramírez de Ugarte

Date of birth: around 1610 “Creole” wife of Salvador Correá de Sá e Benavides, son of Martim Correa de Sá and grandson of Salvador Correa de Sá, o velho, governors of the captaincy of Rio de Janeiro. Link to BRASILHIS Database: https://brasilhis.usal.es/es/personaje/juana-catalina-ramirez-de-velasco-ugarte Catalina Ramírez de Velasco Ugarte was one of the wealthiest people in the …
Continue reading Juana Catalina Ramírez de Ugarte