Martin de León

Gordon Darden & Debbie Martinez

About Martin de Leon

He was born in 1765 in Tamaulipas, Mexico.

He died in 1833 in Victoria, Texas.

The cause of his death was cholera.

He was a Wealthy Mexican empresario.

Things Martin de León is known for

Martin de León was the only Mexican empresario to found a colony in Texas. Most of his family was educated in Madrid ,Paris but he declined his father's offer to complete his education in Monterrey and Europe instead he choose to be a merchant and supplier.He also established a ranch between Chitipin Creek and Aransas River ,stocked it with cattle ,horses ,mules ,and goats that he brought from Mexico ,and enclosed several leagues of land with a brush fence in a effort to corral and domesticate mustangs.


Empresario-someone who entered a contract with the Spanish or Mexican government to settle a certain number of families.

Merchant-a person engaged in the purchase and sale of commodities.

Domesticate-to adopt or make fit for domestic use or life.

Mustang-horses brought to America by the Spanish explores.