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Andres Hurtado de Mendoza

Andres Hurtado de Mendoza, segundo marques de Canete was a Spanish military officer and, from June 29, 1556 to his death on March 30, 1561, the fifth viceroy of Peru.

Origins and military career

Andres Hurtado de Mendoza was born into a high-ranking Spanish noble family. He was a descendant of Juan Hurtado de Mendoza, Senor de Mendivil. Hurtado was guarda mayor (governor) of Cuenca, Spain, and royal chief huntsman of Castile, succeeding his father in both those positions. He was also a military officer, serving with distinction in actions in Granada, France and Flanders. He accompanied the Emperor, Charles ...

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