Benalcázar, Sebastián de

▪ Spanish conqueror
Benalcázar also spelled  Belalcázar, or Belaicázar,  also called  Sebastián Moyano 
born c. 1495, Benalcázar, Spain
died 1551, Cartagena, New Granada [now in Colombia]

      Spanish conqueror of Nicaragua, Ecuador, and southwestern Colombia. He captured Quito and founded the cities of Guayaquil in Ecuador and Popayán in Colombia.

      Going to the New World in 1519, Benalcázar became an officer in the forces of Pedro Arias Dávila and in 1524 conquered Nicaragua. Joining Francisco Pizarro (Pizarro, Francisco)'s expedition to Peru in 1531, he was given command of the supporting base at Piura. In 1533 he set out to conquer what is now Ecuador. Defeating the Inca chief Rumiñahui, Benalcázar occupied the Indian city of Quito on Dec. 6, 1534. In 1535 he founded a settlement that was later moved to a more healthful site and developed into the modern Guayaquil. Benalcázar led an expedition in search of the mythical Eldorado, believed to be a region abounding in gold. He entered the Popayán region of Colombia, founded the city of Popayán in 1537, and became governor of the district.

      The close of Benalcázar's life was embittered by disputes with other Spanish leaders. He died while under indictment for the killing of one of them, Jorge Robledo.

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