María Pita

Category: Historical character
Birth Date: Between 1560and 1570 (†1643)
Birth Place: A Coruña

She got married four times. Her first husband, Juan de Roir, was a peasant and then became a butcher. His second husband, who was also a butcher, died in 1589 during the English attack. This same year she married Sancho de Arratia, who was an infantry captain. In 1599 she married Gil de Figueroa, who was a squire of the Real Audience.

 Work & Activities

She was a great help during the battle that took place about the year 1589 between the fleet of the King Philip II and the British Navy led by Admiral Drake.