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Biography of Pedro de Fuentes (siglo XVI)


Spanish soldier who lived in the 16th century and which only biographical data have. He participated in the civil wars of the Peru and was a friend of Gonzalo Pizarro, who appointed him corregidor of Arequipa. Subsequently the rebel captain sent to Arequipa Juan Silvera to take residence at Pedro Fuentes. Residents made numerous charges against the magistrate, as the theft of monies and estates and offence against their wives. It sentenced him to cut off his head, but after appeal to Gonzalo Pizarro was taken prisoner to Lima and it acquitted him, although by Carvajal Council he was exiled to Chile. On the road to exile he managed to escape and joined the troops of rye. He died in the battle of Guarinas.


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