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Francisco de Toledo, Count of Oropesa

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Francisco de Toledus, Count of Oropesa was Spanish viceroy of Peru from November 26, 1569 to September 23, 1581.

Early years

His father was the third Count of Oropesa, and through his mother's side he was a third cousin of Emperor Charles V. In 1535 Toledo joined the Order of Alcantara, a religious-military order. For nearly twenty years, he apparently served the emperor in the army in Flanders and Italy. He was a close friend of Emperor Charles V, and was even present at his death in 1558.

As viceroy of Peru

Toledo became the ninth viceroy of Peru in ...

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