She was a novice at the Desterro Convent of Bahis, the only convent in Brazil at the time. She excelled in business and finance and was able to build up 4,404,000 reis. An impressive amount equal to half of the convents total income.
He used his influence based on his success as both a shoe maker and officer to fight racial discrimination. He even went far enough to go directly to the King to ask that non-whites be allowed in the guild although most of his efforts were not highly successful.
Cortez arranged a marriage between her and Alanso de Grado in order for her to spread Christianity to her people. She ended up becoming a devoted Catholic and bridged the gap between the Spaniards and Indians.
Enrico Martinez was a male born in Germany but raised to adulthood in Seville, Spain. He was a printer, scientist, and cartographer. He published “Reportorio de los tiempos e historia natural desta Nueva Espana.”
In 1589 he moved to Mexico and being chosen to design a solution for lake drainage was appointed chief engineer for the project. His lack of experience and corrosion led to its failure, but his design became the foundation for a future solution.