Antonio Narciso de Santa María

Antonio Narciso de Santa María (Alcántara, Spain; 1716 – 1777) was a Spanish colonel and Governor of Chiloé in the mid-18th century. Given the threat of war with Britain at the time Governor Antonio Narciso de Santa María highlighted for the Spanish authorities the key position of Chiloé Island to control the Patagonian Archipelagos and recommended to focus on the defences in Chiloé.[1] He retired from the army in 1774 and lived in Concepción. He died in 1777.[2] It was following Narciso de Santa María's recommendations that the Spanish founded the "city-fort" of Ancud in 1767–1768.[1]

Antonio Narciso de Santa María
Royal Governor of Chiloé
In office
MonarchFerdinand VI
Charles III
Preceded byVictoriano Martínez de Tineo
Succeeded byJuan Antonio Garretón
Personal details
Alcántara, Spain
DiedSeptember 13, 1777
Military service
Allegiance Spain
Years of service1730–1774
RankSecond lieutenant
UnitSecond Battalion of the King of Portugal


  1. Urbina Carrasco, María Ximena (2014). "El frustrado fuerte de Tenquehuen en el archipiélago de los Chonos, 1750: Dimensión chilota de un conflicto hispano-británico". Historia (in Spanish). 47 (I). Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  2. Olguín, Carlos (1971). Instituciones Politicas Y Administrativas de Chiloe en El Siglo XVIII (in Spanish). Santiago, Chile: Editorial Jurídica de Chile. pp. 31–34.
Government offices
Preceded by
Victoriano Martínez de Tineo
Royal Governor of Chiloé
Succeeded by
Juan Antonio Garretón
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