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Battle of Quiapo
Part of Arauco War
DateDecember 13, 1558[1]
Result Spanish Victory
Spanish Empire Mapuche
Commanders and leaders
García Hurtado de Mendoza Lemucaguin[2] or Caupolicán the younger[3]
200[4] 7,000 - 8,000[5]
Casualties and losses
? 300 killed many captured [6]

Battle of Quiapo in the Arauco War was the final battle in the campaign of García Hurtado de Mendoza against the Mapuche under the toqui known as Lemucaguin or Caupolicán the younger. It was fought in Quiapo, in the region nowadays known as Arauco Province, Chile on December 13, 1558.

Quiapo River


  1. ^ Jerónimo de Vivar, Crónica del Reino de Chile, Capítulo CXLII
  2. ^ Rosales, Historia general ..., Tomo II, CAPÍTULO XXI
  3. ^ Juan Ignatius Molina, The Geographical, Natural, and Civil History of Chili, Vol II, Book III, Chap. VIII
  4. ^ Vivar, Crónica ..., Capítulo CXLII
  5. ^ "siete mil indios" Vivar, Crónica ..., Capítulo CXLII; "más número de ocho mil indios" Marmolejo, Historia..., Capítulo XXX
  6. ^ Vivar, Crónica ..., Capítulo CXLII; Seven hundred of those captured were executed Marmolejo, Historia..., Capítulo XXX