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Juan Antonio de Franchy Fonte del Castillo

also named Antonio de Franchi Luzardo
(La Orotava c. 1560 - c. 1641-43), son of Juan Antonio de Franchi Luzardo IV and Isabel Fonte del Castillo.
captain of Spanish infantry and perpetual alderman of Tenerife in 1585; founder of the city of Puerto de la Cruz in 1603
(Genealogy)
Vicente Pérez Fernández
1962

Puerto de la Cruz /  Juan Antonio de Franchy Fonte del Castillo   Puerto de la Cruz /  Juan Antonio de Franchy Fonte del Castillo

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Inscription(s)

J. ANTONIO FRANCHI LUTZARDO
Y PONTE* DEL CASTILLO
REGIDOR PERPETUO
DE LA ISLA DE TENERIFE

En el 1603 fue comisionado por el
cabildo para señalar sitio para
construir la parroquia y la plaza
de este puerto.
Levanto las primitivas fortifica-
ciones ya desaparecidas y participo
activamente en su defensa.
Señalo el trazado de sus calles.
El Puerto de la Cruz reconoce su
valiosa contribucion al desarro-
llo de esta Ciudad.
mayo 1981
J. Antonio Franchi Lutzardo
y Ponte del Castillo
perpetual ruler
of the Island of Tenerife

In 1603 he was commissioned by the
council to point out a place
to build the parish church and the square
of this port.
He raised the primitive fortifica-
tions that have already disappeared and partici-
pated actively in their defense.
He planned the layout of its streets.
Puerto de la Cruz recognizes his
valuable contribution to the develop-
ment of this town.
May 1981
* F altered into a P

Signature

J.A. Lutzardo por Perez Fernandez 1962

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Location (N 28°24'59" - W 16°33'0")

Item Code: esca499; Photograph: 30 January 2020
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