Rodrigo de Quiroga

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Rodrigo de Quiroga
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Royal Governor of Chile
In office
1565–1567
Monarch Philip II
Preceded by Pedro de Villagra
Succeeded by Real Audiencia
Royal Governor of Chile
In office
1575–1580
Monarch Philip II
Preceded by Melchor Bravo de Saravia
Succeeded by Martín Ruiz de Gamboa
Personal details
Born c.1512
San Juan de Boime[ citation needed], Spain
Died February 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.