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Francisco Lopez de Zuniga


Francisco Lopez de Zuniga y Meneses, 2nd Marquis of Baides and Count of Pedrosa was a Spanish soldier who served as Royal Governor of Chile from May of 1639 to May of 1646.

The son of Francisco Lopez de Zuniga y de la Cerda and Maria Meneses y Padilla. Lopez de Zuniga was a knight of the Order of Santiago and Count of Pedrosa. He was married to Maria de Salazar in 1636.

At the end of his term he embarked on a Spanish armada departing from Callao, Peru on its way back to Spain. Although he lived to see his son born during the voyage, the fleet was attacked by an English squadron while within sight of Cadiz, Spain, and Lopez de Zuniga was killed in this Battle of Cadiz (1656), as was his wife and one of his daughters.

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