Dominic de Las Casas


A brief biography.


Domingo de Las Casas, born in Sevilla, accompanied Gonzálo Jiménez de Quesda (ca.1500-1579) the discoverer of the Magdalena-river.

He celebrated the first Holy Mass after the conquest of Muequetá, in a chapel in Santa Fé before a picture of Christ of the Conquest in 1538. The lead chalice is preserved in the cathedral of Bogotá.


Domingo de Las Casas returned to Spain in 1539 and died 1579.




The painting represents the Misa de los
Conquistadores, celebrated by Domingo
de Las Casas 
at the conquest of Muequetá, 1538.


Colombia 1938, Mi 395, Sc 483.







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