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  Antonio de Ulloa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Antonio de Ulloa (January 12, 1716 - July 3, 1795) was a Spanish general, explorer, author, astronomer, colonial administrator and the first Spanish governor of Louisiana.
Ulloa was born in Seville, the son of an economist.
The French colonists refused to recognize Spanish rule, and de Ulloa was expelled from Louisiana by a Creole uprising in 1768.
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 Antonio de Ulloa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The ship upon which Ulloa was travelling was captured by the British, and he was taken as a prisoner to England.
His name is also recalled as the meterological term Ulloa's halo (also known as Bouguer's halo) which an observer may see infrequently in fog when sun breaks through (for example, on a mountain) and looks down-sun -- effectively a "fog-bow" (as opposed to a "rain-bow").
Ulloa died at Isla de Leon, Cádiz, in 1795.
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 Antonio de Ulloa -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ulloa was born in (A city in southwestern Spain; a major port and cultural center; the capital of bullfighting in Spain) Seville, the son of an economist.
He remained there from 1736 to 1744, during which time the two Spaniards discovered the element (A heavy precious metallic element; gray-white and resistant to corroding; occurs in some nickel and copper ores and is also found native in some deposits) platinum.
The (The Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France) French colonists refused to recognize Spanish rule, and de Ulloa was expelled from Louisiana by a (A mother tongue that originates from contact between two languages) Creole uprising in 1768.
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 Don Antonio de Ulloa
The DON ANTONIO DE ULLOA was part of Admiral Montojo's squadron at the Battle of Manila Bay/Cavite.
ULLOA was sent to the Philippines for to replace her sistership, GRAVINA, Which was lost in a typhoon on July 10, 1884.
Whether the DON ANTONIO DE ULLOA had a crew or not, during second phase of battle she was riddled with shells.
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 The Jorge Juan Foundation is pleased to receive you in its Web site
Antonio de Ulloa, tal como aparece en Noticias secretas de América que escribió junto a Jorge Juan.
In addition to the measurements, Antonio de Ulloa in his studies of mining was the first to speak of platina or platinum as a mineral different from silver and gold.
In June 1754 the King appointed him to the Junta General de Comercio y Moneda and he was put in charge of examining and adjusting various weights and values of the coinage.
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 Louisiana Timeline: Year 1768
Antonio de Ulloa writes that the financial affairs of the colony are in desperate condition.The maintenance of the Royal frigate of war is supplied and fed by Gilberto St. Maxent who believes it is a sound investment.
By October troops are assembling in Havana and Antonio de Ulloa publishes the restrictive trade regulations.
October 25 Antonio de Ulloa and Aubry dispatch Gilberto St. Maxent to the German Coast with funds to satisfy the Germans.
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 Platinum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Platinum was discovered by astronomer Antonio de Ulloa and Don Jorge Juan y Santacilia (1713-1773), both appointed by King Philip V to join a geographical expedition in Peru that lasted from 1735 to 1745.
The standard definition of a metre for a long time was based on the distance between two marks on a bar of a platinum-iridium alloy housed at the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures in Sevres, France.
A platinum-iridium cylinder serves to this day as the standard of the kilogram and is housed in the same facility as the metre bar.
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 A History of the Caddo Indians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Athanase de Mezieres, lieutenant governor at Natchitoches, was instructed by O'Reilly to continue the annual presents to the Cadodacho, Petit Cado, and Yatasi tribes.
De Mezieres was also instructed to choose traders of good habits to send into the Indian villages and to encourage the savages to work and not to remain idle.
De Mezieres met at the appointed place the chiefs of the Taovayas, Tawakoni, Yscanis, and Kichai tribes who were hostile to the Spanish and made peace with them.
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 Spanish Governors of Louisiana: Antonio De Ulloa
Ulloa descended from a family illustrious in the maritime annals of Spain; son of Bernardo de Ulloa, an economist of reputation, and Josefa de la Torre-Guiral.
Ulloa writes that the financial affairs of the colony are in desperate condition.The maintenance of the Royal frigate of war is supplied and fed by St. Maxent who believes it is a sound investment.
Ulloa and Charles Philippe Aubry dispatch Gilberto St. Maxent to the German Coast with funds to satisfy the Germans.
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 Hotel, Hosteria La Cienega Ecuador
The estate where the country house is built was bought in 1695 by a land-owner, Don Matheo de la Escalera y Velasco, as per a public deed executed in the city of Tacunga before the Notary Don Luis de Cabrera.
Matheo de la Escalera, who was born in Lascuarre (Huesca), married on January 20, 1680 Doña Gabriela Muñoz, who was born in Quito and baptized at its Cathedral on March 27, 1662.
It was said that he fell in love in Lima with a thirteen-year-old girl named Doña María Ana de Aranda y Guzmán; he abducted her and brought her to the Province of Quito escorted by one hundred of his servants.
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 Antonio de Ulloa
Antonio de Ulloa was an astronomer and the first Spanish governor of Louisiana.
Ulloa discovered the element platinum in 1735 while in South America.
The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.
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 River Plate Exhibit - Relación histórica del viage a la América meridionale. Voyage historique de ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ulloa and Juan’s report, ordered by the Spanish king, Charles III, led to wholesale changes in the colonial administration in Latin America.
A significant change was the creation of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata.
Buenos Aires would be transformed from a small port town, largely known as a smuggler’s haven, to the seat of the Viceroyalty.
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 Peru Collection
He was a judge of the royal court, temporary president of the royal court of Chile, and governor of the district of Huancavelica, rich in silver and quicksilver mines.
Probably of Portuguese origin, Lope de Atienza (1737-1596) became a priest and spent many years in Peru, one of the most devoted and respected missionaries laboring in that country during the sixteenth century.
Antonio de Ulloa, Socios de las Academias de Paris y Londres, ambos Capitanes de fragata ye vasallos de S.M.C. sobre la relación ystorica del viage que de orden del Rey nán hechoaá las Americas Septentrional y Meridional, escrita por un Politico imparcial, que conociendo el gran meritto de los viageros, no puede parar pr.
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 Ulloa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ulloa, Don Antonio de, and Don George Juan [Y Santacilla], A Voyage to South America.
Ulloa, a Spanish admiral, was sent by the King of Spain with Juan to accompany La Condamine’s expedition, sent to undertake measurements in Peru.
Ulloa’s account contains excellent descriptions of the natural history, natives, and the gold and silver mines of Peru.
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 Pacific Book Auction Galleries Sale 155
De Peruviae Regionis, inter Novi Orgis Provincias Celeberrimae, Inuentione et Rebus in Eadem Gestis.
The views are from paintings by Jacques Le Moyne, who was with the settlement and miraculously escaped the slaughter inflicted upon the French by their Spanish rivals; he died in England, and de Bry purchased his 42 paintings, which he had executed from memory, from his widow.
The folding, double-page map of South and Central America (with Florida and the Gulf coast, and Hispania Nova) is present; it has been backed with paper, with some paper loss at upper edge and lower center, with a few slight chips elsewhere, and it has been trimmed to or over the decorative border.
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 Mitad del Mundo - Historical decription
Its main objective was to measure an arch of a meridian to prove the shape of the Earth.
The Spaniards Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa noted sailors joined three French scientists; Bouguer, Godin and La Condamine.
They chose to raise a monument of 10 meter high in San Antonio de Pichincha, a place where the French Scientist never arrived.
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Politeness, courtesy, civility, nothing was spared to prove to Ulloa the desire of corresponding to the happy intentions which he manifested.
Don Antonio de Ulloa,* a man to whom knowledge and * Don Antonio de Ulloa was descended from a family distinguished in the maritime annals of his country.
He was born in Seville, on the 12th of January, 1716, and entered the navy at a very early age.
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 This Day in History
A brilliant Spanish scientist and explorer, Antonio de Ulloa's political talents prove far less impressive when he tries to take control of the formerly French territory of Louisiana.
Ulloa had also gained fame among European scientists by founding an astronomical observatory and a mineralogical laboratory.
Ulloa's attempts to force the French colonists to use the handful of Spanish-dominated ports in the territory further alienated his subjects, as did his refusal to honor old French promissory notes held by many of the colonists.
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 78 Platinum
Præterea scitio, in Fundaribus, qui tractus est inter Mexicum, and Dariem, fodinas esse orichalci: quòd nullo igni, nullis Hispanicis artibus hactenus liquescere potuit.
In 1745, having finished their scientific labours, Juan and De Ulloa returned to Spain on different ships, to cover the loss of their papers.
De Ulloa's frigate Déliverance was attacked by privateers and finally captured by the British navy.
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 Antonio de Ulloa
Coordinara Ulloa Velez giras de Fox.(Primera) (Mural (M?co D.F., M?co))
Regresa Ulloa a curul.(Comunidad) (Mural (M?co D.F., M?co))
Albores: un político del siglo XIX.(Juan José Ulloa, entrevista)(TT: Albores: a politician from the XIX century.)(TA: Juan José Ulloa, interview)(Entrevista) (Siempre!)
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 Voyage Historique De L'Amérique Méridionale Fait Par Ordre Du Roi D'Espagne... - ULLOA [Y DE LA TORRE GIRAL], ANTONIO ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
First Edition of the French Translation by E. de Mauvillon of Ulloa's Relación Histórica del Viage a la América Meridional and Juan y Santacilla's companion work, Observaciones Astronómicas, Y Phísicas Hechas.En Los Reynos del Perú (Madrid: 1748), the record of an important joint French and Spanish scientific expedition to South America undertaken in 1735.
The purpose of the expedition was to measure one degree of latitude in the equinoctial regions of Peru in order to determine the exact size and shape of the earth.
Spanish scientists and naval officers, Juan and Ulloa (who later became the first Spanish governor of Louisiana), were selected by Philip V to accompany the French academicians La Condamine, Bouguer, Godin and Joseph de Jussieu.
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 Monstruos miticos
Estaba convencido de que los españoles se referían a un animal aún desconocido por la ciencia, lo que efectivamente se confirmó más tarde.
Se alimentan de fruta que encuentran en los bosques, y de nueces, ya que son vegetarianos." (....)." A estos Pongos no se les puede capturar vivos, pues son tan fuertes que ni diez hombres podrían con uno de ellos(...).
Ulloa, Antonio de, y Jorge Juan (1758) Relacion historica del viaje a la America Meridional.
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 Officials of Spanish Louisiana
Manuel Jose de Urrutia, Juan Doloteo del Postigo y Valderrama (1779), Nicholas Maria Vidal.
The Spanish governors of Louisiana were all military men, although the first, Antonio Ulloa, was more a scientist and sailor than a military leader.
Although they have a police function they are under the authority of the Mayordomo de Proprios and are employees of the lighting department.
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 Cabannocé Post   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
When a second group of exiles landed in Louisiana in 1767, Spanish colonial governor Antonio de Ulloa informed them that they would not be allowed to settle among their Cabannocé kin, but for strategic reasons would be placed a short distance upriver near Fort St. Gabriel, in present-day Iberville Parish.
When additional exiles appeared in 1768, Ulloa likewise denied their request to settle at Cabannocé, ordering them (again, for strategic reasons) to San Luis de Natchez (present-day Natchez, Mississippi), quite a distance from both Cabannocé and Fort St. Gabriel.
Despite protests from the brothers Honoré and Alexis Braud, who served as the exiles’ leaders, the Acadians eventually were forced to reside at San Luis until Ulloa was deposed by the Insurrection of 1768 — a revolt led in part by Cabannocé Acadians.
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 Callao de Lima, Valparaiso. / Juan, Jorge, 1713-1773 ; Ulloa, Antonio de, 1716-1795 / 1797
/ Juan, Jorge, 1713-1773 ; Ulloa, Antonio de, 1716-1795 / 1797
Juan, Jorge, 1713-1773 ; Ulloa, Antonio de, 1716-1795
Plan de l'anse et port de Valparaiso a la cote occidentale de l'Amerique Meridionale.
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 Skidmore College: LS2 210: Travel Writers & Liars, Latin America, 1500-1900, Schedule
(1749) Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa, Discourse and political reflections on the kingdoms of Peru, Prologue, Chapter 1.
(1749) Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa, Discourse and political reflections on the kingdoms of Peru, Chapters 7-9.
Antonio de Ulloa-Timeline of his life, by site interested in his work as Spanish governor of Louisiana
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 Ulloa Family Genealogy Forum
ULLOA as a Sephardic Surname - Harry Stein 1/04/02
Re: Ulloa's from Fresnillo, Zacatecas - Maria Ibarra 6/26/01
Re: Felipa Taguado (Tafoya?) de Ulloa (abt 1659) - Bernice Lopez Waddington 10/24/00
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 Conversaciones de Ulloa con sus tres hijos en servicio de la marina : instructivas y curiosas, sobre las navegaciones, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
ULLOA, ANTONIO DE Conversaciones de Ulloa con sus tres hijos en servicio de la marina : instructivas y curiosas, sobre las navegaciones, y modo de hacerlas, el pilotage, y la maniobra:
There is a long discussion of health on shipboard including the use of Lemons and Limes for scurvy, with references to useful books in Portuguese and Spanish which might be purchased for reference while on the high seas.
The only Spanish mariner of any repute by that name, Francisco Javier Ulloa y Ramirez de Laredo was 18 years old when this book was published.
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 Biographical Sketch of Marquesa d'Abrado
Don Antonio was a respected scientist in Europe.
When I arrived from Peru as Don Antonio Ulloa's bride-to-be, he met me in Balize and had our wedding ceremony performed by his private chaplain.
I believe Don Antonio should have stayed in Europe and studied in his laboratory.
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