Tomás Marín de Poveda, 1st Marquis of Cañada Hermosa

Tomás Marín de Poveda

Marqués de Cañada Hermosa
Caballero de Santiago
Royal Governor of Chile
In office
January 6, 1692 – December 23, 1700
MonarchCharles II
Preceded byJosé de Garro
Succeeded byFrancisco Ibáñez
Personal details
Born(1650-02-26)26 February 1650
Lúcar, Almería Province, Spain
Died8 October 1703(1703-10-08) (aged 53)
Santiago, Chile
Spouse(s)Juana Urdanegui
ProfessionLieutenant General

Tomás López Marín y González de Poveda, 1st Marquis of Cañada Hermosa (Spanish: Tomás López Marín y González de Poveda, primer Marqués de Cañada Hermosa) (February 26, 1650 – October 8, 1703) was a Spanish colonial administrator who served as Royal Governor of Chile.

Early life

Tomás Marín de Poveda was born in Lúcar, Almería Province, the son of Tomás López Marín and María González de Poveda.[1] He came to America in 1687 with his uncle, who had been named Archbishop of Charcas, in present-day Bolivia. Afterwards, in 1670, he moved to Chile for the first time with the retinue of governor Juan Henríquez.

He later returned to Spain, where he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and named Royal Governor of Chile on July 1, 1683. However, he was forced to wait for the term of the serving governor, José del Garro, to expire before travelling to take up his post, this meant that he could not assume until 1692.

On August 9, 1687, he was made a knight of the Order of Santiago. In 1689, he wrote a Funereal Prayer for Marie Louise of Orléans (Spanish: Oracion Funebre a Doña María Luisa de Orleans) to mark the death of the Queen.[2]