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Pedro Antonio Fernandez de Castro

Pedro Antonio Fernandez de Castro, conde de Lemos was Spanish viceroy of Peru from November 21, 1667 to his death on December 6, 1672.

Arrival in Peru

Fernandez de Castro was educated for the army. He was a court favorite when King Charles II appointed him viceroy of Peru in 1666. The Count and Countess of Lemos (a title related to the Spanish city of Monforte de Lemos) arrived in Peru at the port of Callao on November 9, 1667. They were received by the Spanish of the colony with much pomp. The viceroy took possession of his office on ...

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