2021
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Exploring the Guanche Roots of Francisco Baez de Benavides

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About this Presentation

In this presentation, Dr. Beatrice de Leon Edwards talks about how many Hispanics are descended from Francisco Baez de Benavides (1594 – 1666), a well-known, prosperous landowner in the Monterrey, Nuevo León area of New Spain. He is considered the progenitor of the Benavides surname in Nuevo León, Tamaulipas and Texas. In this presentation, his Canary Island Guanche roots are further explored.

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Introduction

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Who is Francisco Baez de Benavides?

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Conquest of the Canary Islands

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Assimilation of the Native Guanches

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