King Charles V grants governor Lorenzo de Gomenot a virtual monopoly on slave trade to the Spanish colonies and thousands of enslaved Blacks get shipped.
1518 - 1526
Charles V, the king of Spain, granted the governor of Brese, Lorenzo de Gomenot, permission to ship 4,000 Blacks to Spanish colonies on Hispaniola, Cuba, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico. As a favor to Charles V, Gomenot was also able to secure a virtual monopoly on slave trade to the Spanish colonies. Other licenses were granted, but primarily only to those who were importing domestic enslaved Blacks in small numbers and were not trafficking them.