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Pedro Ruíz Corredor
Born unknown
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Died >1601
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Nationality Castilian
Occupation Conquistador
Years active 1533-1548
Known for Conquest of the Muisca
Conquest of the Inca
Religion Catholic
Spouse(s) Elvira Pérez de Cuéllar
Children María Ruíz Corredor
Relatives Miguel Ruíz Corredor (brother)
Notes

Pedro Ruiz Corredor was one of the soldiers in the expedition along the green route from Santa Marta into the Muisca Confederation

Pedro Ruíz Corredor (?, ?, Castile - after 1601, ?) was a Spanish conquistador who participated in the Spanish conquest of the Muisca.

Biography[]

The origins of Pedro Ruíz Corredor are unknown. He arrived from Spain in Santa Marta in 1533.[1] Ruíz Corredor joined the expedition of Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada in the quest for El Dorado, leaving Santa Marta in April 1536.[3]

Ruíz Corredor received the encomienda of Oicatá and Nemuza.[4] His brother Miguel was mayor of Tunja in 1591 and 1598.[5] Pedro Ruíz Corredor returned to Spain with the valuables he conquered in the New Kingdom of Granada. In 1548, he was sent to Peru, where he assisted the troops of Pedro de la Gasca and Gonzalo Pizarro.[1] In June 1570, Ruíz Corredor was back in Oicatá and ordered the Muisca of his encomienda, and the villages of Chivatá, Motavita, Suta, Cómbita and Moniquirá to construct acequias, channels for the drainage of the lands.[6] In 1601, Ruíz Corredor is mentioned as he had promised to pay the native people in his encomienda 200 cotton mantles, but only complied with half of that.[7]

Pedro Ruíz Corredor married Elvira Pérez de Cuéllar and the couple got one daughter; María Ruíz Corredor.[2] Elvira's sister Isabel was married to Bartolomé Camacho Zambrano, fellow conquistador in Colombia.[8]

The place and year of death of Pedro Ruíz Corredor remain unknown.

Encomienda[]

Pedro Ruíz Corredor is located in the Altiplano Cundiboyacense
Oicatá
Encomienda of Ruíz Corredor on the Altiplano Cundiboyacense

See also[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 (Spanish) Pedro Ruiz Corredor - Banco de la República - Soledad Acosta de Samper
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pedro Ruiz Corredor - Geni
  3. (Spanish) Lista de los que consiguieron el descubrimiento del Reino de Granada con el General don Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, en el año de 1538 - Banco de la República
  4. Jaramillo Uribe, 1964, p.287
  5. Muñoz Cárdenas, 2014, p.17
  6. Gaviria Liévano, 2002, p.63
  7. Gaviria Liévano, 2002, p.64
  8. Isabel Pérez de Cuéllar - Geni

Bibliography[]

Gaviria liévano, Enrique. 2002. El liberalismo y la insurrección de los artesanos contra el librecambio: primeras manifestaciones socialistas en Colombia. Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano.

Jaramillo uribe, Jaime. 1964. La población indígena de Colombia en el momento de la conquista y sus transformaciones posteriores. Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Muñoz cárdenas, Felipe andrés. 2014. La Administración de Tunja a través del siglo XX - The Administration of Tunja through the twentieth century. Universidad Nacional de Colombia.


Further reading[]

acosta, Joaquín. 1848. Compendio histórico del descubrimiento y colonización de la Nueva Granada en el siglo décimo sexto - Historical overview of discovery and colonization of New Granada in the sixteenth century. Beau Press.

de castellanos, Juan. 1857 (1589). Elegías de varones ilustres de Indias.


fernández de piedrahita, Lucas. 1676. VI. Historia general de las conquistas del Nuevo Reino de Granada.

jiménez de quesada, Gonzalo. 1576. Memoria de los descubridores, que entraron conmigo a descubrir y conquistar el Reino de Granada.


De plaza, José antonio. 1810. Memorias para la historia de la Nueva Granada desde su descubrimiento el 20 de julio de 1810. Imprenta del Neo-Granadino.

rodríguez freyle, Juan, and Darío Achury valenzuela. 1979 (1859) (1638). El Carnero - Conquista i descubrimiento del nuevo reino de Granada de las Indias Occidentales del mar oceano, i fundacion de la ciudad de Santa Fe de Bogota. Fundacion Biblioteca Ayacuch.

simón, Pedro. 1892 (1626). Noticias historiales de las conquistas de Tierra Firme en las Indias occidentales (1882-92) vol.1-5.


N, N. 1979 (1889) (1539). Epítome de la conquista del Nuevo Reino de Granada. Banco de la República.


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