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Mateo de la Mata Ponce de Leon

Mateo de la Mata Ponce de Leon (sometimes Mateo de la Mata y Ponce de Leon) was a Spanish colonial official in Peru. He was president of the Audiencia of Quito from 1691 to 1699. (Quito was then part of the Viceroyalty of Peru.) From March 2 to August 15, 1716 he served as interim viceroy of Peru.

Early career

Mateo de la Mata was born in Requena in eastern Spain. His parents were Mateo de Cuenca Mata and Isabel Ponce de Leon Iranzu. He studied at San Ildefonso de Alcala for eight years. He earned a bachelor's degree in ...

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