The History of Princess Hirrihigua

The History of Princess Hirrihigua (HMY24)

Location: St Petersburg, FL 33712 Pinellas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 27° 42.239', W 82° 39.495'

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In 1526 Juan Ortiz, a member of the expedition sent from Cuba to find Panfilo De Narvaez, was captured by Timucan Indians. Chief Hirrihigua, their ruler, hated the white men because of the violence of Narvaez. Juan Ortiz was condemned to death but Princess Hirrihigua, eldest daughter of the Chief, pleaded with her father and saved his life. Princess Hirrihigua saved Ortiz from death three times, and when his life was again in danger, she helped him escape to the sub-Timucan tribe of Chief Mucoso, her bethrothed. Chief Hirrihigua was so angered by the escape of ortiz that he refused to allow Princess Hirrihigua to marry Chief Muooso. In 1539 Hernando De Soto rescued Ortiz, who became his guide and interpreter.

Erected by the Princess Hirrihigua Chapter
of the Daughters of the American Revolution
to commemorate their fiftieth anniversary
1910 - 1960
HM NumberHMY24
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed1960
Placed ByThe Princess Hirrihigua Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 3:20am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 336500 N 3065511
Decimal Degrees27.70398333, -82.65825000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 42.239', W 82° 39.495'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 42' 14.34" N, 82° 39' 29.70" W
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Area Code(s)727, 813
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1800 Mound Pl S, St Petersburg FL 33712, US
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