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Gaspar de Zuniga y Acevedo, Count of Monterrey

Gaspar de Zuniga y Acevedo, Count of Monterrey , Spanish nobleman, the ninth viceroy of New Spain. He governed from November 5, 1595 to October 26, 1603. From January 18, 1604 until his death in 1606, he was viceroy of Peru.

Early service

Zuniga y Acevedo was born the eldest son of the fourth conde de Monterrey, Geronimo de Acevedo y Zuniga. He studied in Monterrey under the direction of Jesuit priests. In 1578 he entered the service of King Philip II. He participated in the Portuguese campaign, where he led the Galician militia, paying them out of his own ...

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