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This profile was last updated on 6/12/13  and contains information from public web pages.

Diego de Borica

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Alta California

Employment History

  • Governor
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Diego de ..., 12 June 2013 [cached]
Diego de Borica
Diego de Borica y Retegui, from Vitoria, Alaba, is in charge of the Presidios of Chihuahua before becoming governor of Alta California from 1794 to 1799. Borica is also a soldier and had served as a Lieutenant Colonel under previously mentioned General Jacobo de Ugarte y Loyola, fighting Apache tribes along the northern Mexican frontier in 1787. Borica is a wealthy man and is married to Basque, Maria Magdalena de Urquidi.
Borica's health forces him to retire in 1799. He dies in Durango in 1800.
During the time Arrillaga and Borica are the Governors of Alta California, their close friend, Fermín Francisco de Lasuén, also from Vitoria, is President of the Alta California missions (1785 to1803.)
The pueblo was inspired by the ..., 17 Jan 2011 [cached]
The pueblo was inspired by the viceroy of New Spain, the Marqués of Branciforte, and California Governor Diego de Borica.
CMSA - Directory, 8 Nov 2012 [cached]
The Villa de Branciforte was founded in 1797 by Governor Diego de Borica of California on orders of Viceroy the Marqués de Branciforte.
Villa de Branciforte Preservation Society, 28 Mar 2006 [cached]
Alberto de Cordova, a Spanish engineer, and Governor Diego de Borica, came to Mission Santa Cruz to confirm the site across the river from the villa.
January to June, Lieutenant Alberto de Cordova, and Diego de Borica, Governor of Alta California, seek out an appropriate site for the villa, which is to be named in honor of Viceroy Branciforte.
July 24, Governor Diego de Borica formally dedicates the Villa de Branciforte at the site.
This was the type of settler which Governor Borica had hoped to attract. They had military training and could help carry out his scheme of building up a population that could be called upon to defend the coast.
• The first public schools in ..., 1 Jan 2005 [cached]
• The first public schools in California were founded by Spanish governor Diego de Borica. During his term in office, the governor built ten more schools.
1795 The United States and Spain signed the Pinckney Treaty, by which Spain ceded the forts and ports to the United States on the eastern side of the Mississippi River. She also opened the river to free American navigation.
California governor Diego de Borica founded the Villa de Branciforte, named after the Marqués de Branciforte, Miguel de la Grua Talamanca, viceroy of Mexico.
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