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Melchor Linan y Cisneros

Melchor Linan y Cisneros (sometimes Melchor de Linan y Cisneros) was a Spanish prelate, colonial official, and viceroy Peru, from July 7, 1678 to November 20, 1681 [*]).

He studied theology in the University of Alcala de Henares, where he took his doctorate. Thereafter he was chaplin in Buitrago. He was also calificador (censor) of the Holy Office of the Inquisition. He arrived in America in 1664, as bishop of Santa Marta. In 1666 he became bishop of Popoyan, and then archbishop of Charcas in 1667.

He was sent as visitador (inspector) to Nuevo Reino de Granada in what is now ...

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