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Pedro de la Gasca

Pedro de la Gasca was a Spanish bishop, diplomat and the second (acting) viceroy of Peru, from April 10, 1547 to January 27, 1550.

Pedro de la Gasca studied at the University of Salamanca and the University of Alcala. He became a priest and a lawyer, and was known for his intellect. In 1522 he entered the army. In 1542 he was negotiator for Emperor Charles V in discussions with the pope and King Henry VIII, a position requiring great diplomatic skill.

Gonzalo Pizarro, brother of the conqueror of Peru, rose in revolt, killed viceroy Blasco Nunez Vela in battle ...

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