Rodrigo de Quiroga

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Rodrigo de Quiroga
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Royal Governor of Chile
In office
1565–1567
MonarchPhilip II
Preceded byPedro de Villagra
Succeeded byReal Audiencia
Royal Governor of Chile
In office
1575–1580
MonarchPhilip II
Preceded byMelchor Bravo de Saravia
Succeeded byMartín Ruiz de Gamboa
Personal details
Bornc.1512
San Juan de Boime[citation needed], Spain
DiedFebruary 20, 1580(1580-02-20) (aged 67–68)
Santiago, Chile
Spouse(s)Inés de Suárez

Rodrigo de Quiroga López de Ulloa (c. 1512 – February 20, 1580) was a Spanish conquistador of Galician origin. He was twice the Royal Governor of Chile.

Early life

He was the son of Hernado Camba de Quiroga and of María López de Ulloa. In the year 1535 he traveled to Peru and participated in the exploration of Gran Chaco in the expedition of Diego de Rojas. A year later, he accompanied a group led by the conquistador Francisco de Aguirre as they made their way to Chile.[1] This group met up with Pedro de Valdivia in Atacama.