Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada (Civ4Col)

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Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada
Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada (Civ4Col)
Type Exploration
Political Points:
195 Pilgrim
292 Pioneer
325 Explorer
357 Conquistador
372 Governor
390 Patriot
405 Revolutionary
Exploration Points:
429 Pilgrim
643 Pioneer
715 Explorer
786 Conquistador
819 Governor
858 Patriot
891 Revolutionary

Reveals all tiles containing Burial Grounds or Ancient Ruins.

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Lived: 1509-1579

A Spanish lawyer and conquistador, Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada was governor of the Santa Marta colony in northern Colombia. While Quesada's foundation of Bogota would leave a mark on the world, in his own lifetime, Quesada suffered from that most common of afflictions among the conquistadors - avarice. Finding a small wealth of gold and emeralds within his new territory, Quesada believed himself on the outskirts of the infamous "El Dorado." Mounting an enormous party to search for the bordering Land of Gold, Quesada soon discovered the ethereal nature of El Dorado; largely that it did not exist. Yet travails along the journey would destroy much of his party and Quesada's return would yield nothing but a title that would haunt him for the rest of his days - "Governor of El Dorado."