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Francisco de Bobadilla
Francisco de Bobadilla was a Spanish colonial administrator. In 1499, he was appointed to succeed Christopher Columbus as governor of Spain's new territories in the Americas. Upon his arrival in 1500, de Bobadilla upheld accusations of mismanagement made against Columbus, and had Columbus sent back to Spain. When de Bobadilla himself was returning to Spain, however, his ship was caught in a hurricane, and he drowned.
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