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ROBLEDO, Jorje (ro-blay'-do), Spanish soldier, born in Spain in the beginning of the 16th century; died in Santiago de Armas, Colombia, 1 October, 1546 He went to New Granada with the expedition of Pedro de Heredia (q. v.) in 1533, and in 1537 accompanied the expedition of the governor of Cartagena, Pedro Badillo, for the conquest of the province of Antioquia, which had been discovered by Francisco Cesar. After the unsuccessful return of Badillo, Robledo, with part of the former's followers and fresh troops, penetrated again to the interior in 1539, and founded in the valley of Aserma the city of Santa Ana de los Caballeros. In 1541 he left Santa Aria with 160 men for the conquest of Antioquia, and, after defeating the Pastusos and Pijaos Indians, founded the city of Santa Cruz de Antioquia. He went to Spain in 1542 to obtain a royal commission as governor, and during his absence Pedro de Heredia and Velaleazar disputed the title to the province, the latter remaining at, last in possession. On Robledo's return from Spain in 1546 he tried to reconquer the territory, but was surprised by Velalcazar at Loma de las Coles, carried to Armas, and executed there.
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