Esteban Rodríguez Miró

Esteban Rodríguez Miró

Esteban Rodriguez Miró y Sabater (1744 – June 4, 1795), also known as Esteban Miro and Estevan Miro, was a Spanish army officer and governor of the Spanish American provinces of Louisiana and Florida.

Rodríguez Miró was one of the most popular of the Spanish governors largely because of his prompt response to the Great New Orleans Fire (1788) which destroyed almost all of the city.

Read more about Esteban Rodríguez Miró:  Early Life, Governor of Louisiana, Return To Spain, Recognition

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... presently around Nashville, Tennessee) named after Rodríguez Miró ... Among Louisianians, Rodríguez Miró is chiefly remembered for having prevented the establishment of the Inquisition in the territory ... between it and the colonial governors Miró's policy, approved by the Crown, had been to atrengthen Louisiana against the United States and other powers by encouraging settlement this included requiring public ...