The People of Spanish Florida, 1513-1821

The people who played a role in the initial European exploration and later settlement of Spanish Florida, as well as the members of the many indigenous Southeastern Indian societies who ultimately became part of this far-flung and multi-ethnic colonial society, are a diverse and numerous group, most of whom we have no names or other historical documentation for. For the moment, on this website I have included pages with comprehensive lists of governors and friars, linked below. Additional pages and information will be added as time permits.

     Governors of Florida, 1565-1763

     Franciscan Missionaries sent to Florida, 1583-1739

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