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Melchor Portocarrero y Lasso de la Vega, 3rd conde de Monclova

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Don Melchor Portocarrero y Lasso de la Vega, 3rd conde de Monclova was viceroy of New Spain from November 30, 1686 to November 19, 1688 and viceroy of Peru from August 1689 to 1705.

Military career

A lieutenant general of cavalry, Portocarrero y Lasso de la Vega distinguished himself on campaign with John of Austria the Younger in Sicily, Flanders, Catalonia and Portugal. He was in the sieges of Arras, Conde and Saint Guillaume. He lost his right arm in the Battle of the Dunes at Dunkirk in June 1658. He had a prosthesis made of silver, and his soldiers ...

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