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Jose Antonio de Mendoza

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Jose Antonio de Mendoza Caamano y Sotomayor, tercer marques de Villagarcia de Arousa (sometimes marques de Villa Garcia) was a Spanish colonial administrator. From February 4, 1736 to December 15, 1745 he was viceroy of Peru.

Mendoza was a native of Galicia [*] and a knight of the Order of Santiago. He had been ambassador to Venice and viceroy of Catalonia when King Philip V named him viceroy of Peru in 1735. He took office the following year, at the age of 68.

During his administration, war between Spain and Britain again broke out . The viceroy organized the defense of ...

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