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Diego Lopez de Zuniga y Velasco

Diego Lopez de Zuniga y Velasco, cuarto conde de Nieva was the sixth viceroy of Peru, from April 17, 1561 to his death on February 20, 1564.

Early career

Lopez de Zuniga was a knight of the military Order of Santiago, and from 1553 to 1559, governor of Galicia. He was named Peruvian viceroy in late 1560 by King Philip II to replace Andres Hurtado de Mendoza, who had been recalled. Lopez de Zuniga arrived in Lima and took up the office on February 20, 1561. After his arrival in Peru but before reaching the capital, he sent impertinent messages ...

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