Juan Bautista de Anza, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Juan Bautista de Anza

Basque explorer and governor

Date of Birth: 06-Jul-1736

Place of Birth: Fronteras, Mexico

Date of Death: 19-Dec-1788

Profession: military personnel, explorer

Nationality: Spain, Mexico

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Juan Bautista de Anza

  • Juan Bautista de Anza (July 6/7, 1736 – December 19, 1788) was born in the Spanish province of New Navarre in Viceroyalty of New Spain.
  • Of Basque descent, he served as an expeditionary leader, military officer, and politician primarily in California and New Mexico under the Spanish Empire.
  • He is credited as one of the founding fathers of Spanish California and served as an official within New Spain as Governor of the Province of New Mexico.

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