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COMPOSTELA, Diego Evelino de (kom-pos-tay'-lah), bishop of Cuba and Florida, born in Santiago, Spain, in 1658; died in Havana in 1704. He was appointed bishop of Cuba and Florida in 1685, but did not take possession of his office until November, 1687. He was a man of exemplary conduct and morals. He established in Havana a foundling asylum, the first College for girls in Cuba, a seminary for boys, several public schools, hospitals, charitable institutions, and many churches in the interior of the island, which were the beginning of new towns and cities. As bishop of Florida, he established many missions there.
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