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  • 1. Struggle & Survival set 2
  • 2. Antonio de Gouveia
    • Lived during the 16 th century
    • Antonio de Gouveia was a Portuguese Azorean priest
    • He knew about astrology, and alchemy, foretold happenings, practiced medicine without professional success, and believed he held the key to invisibility
    • Gouveia was also an adventurer who could endear himself to people in high places
  • 3. Enrico Martinez
    • Lived in the early 17 th century
    • He was an educated European man from Seville
    • Immigrated to Mexico with hopes to start a new life, relying on his education and intelligence to create work for himself
    • His biggest failure was an attempt to create a drainage tunnel system for the valley around Mexico city, which was prone to great destructive floods
    • The tunnels inefficient structure only destroyed the city by backing up the flood even more, and Enrico was imprisoned
  • 4. Miguel Hernandez
    • Lived in the 16 th century
    • He was born and raised in Mexico city
    • Had the Ability to contract large debts without being forced into servitude
    • Acquired an education and became a community figure with local economic influence and prominence
    • Considering the circumstances of his time period being overrun with slavery and extreme prejudice he lived a good life for a man of his stature
  • 5. Hernando de Valencia
    • Born in the mid-16 th century of Spanish decent
    • He was a tax collector for Spanish Americans
    • Spain needed to squeeze out extra cash, to support its ever going conflict to dominate Europe
    • Hernando was a reasonably high class Spaniard and was paid 3,000 ducats a year to collect taxes
  • 6. Francisco Baquero
    • Lived in the 18 th century at Buenos Aires
    • He lived the majority of his life as a shoe making master
    • Became an apprentice at twelve years old and continued to make fine shoes for the rest of his life
    • He started the guild of master craftsmen to gain a monopoly on shoe making, and to prevent people from falsely claiming mastery
    • The guild allowed him to leave his poverty behind, and successfully provide for his family
  • 7. Damiana de Cunha
    • She was born in the late 18 th century and died in 1831
    • Damiana was a Caiapo Indian woman in Goias
    • She received a commission from the governor of Goias to organize the pacification of her own people in 1819
    • She was a distinguished communal leader
    • Greatly supported the church and interpreted meanings to neighbors
    • She still spoke local languages, and believed in local religion

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