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List of governors of dependent territories in the 16th century

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This is a list of territorial governors in the 16th century (1501–1600) AD, such as the administrators of colonies, protectorates, or other dependencies. Where applicable, native rulers are also listed.

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A dependent territory is normally a territory that does not possess full political independence or sovereignty as a sovereign state yet remains politically outside of the controlling state's integral area. The administrators of uninhabited territories are excluded.

England

Kingdom of England
English overseas possessions
  • Monarchs
  • British Isles

  • Guernsey, Crown dependency
  • British monarchs are the Dukes of Normandy
  • Governors
  • Edward Weston, Governor (1486–1509)
  • Richard Weston, Governor (1509–1541)
  • Francis Weston, co-Governor (1533–1536)
  • Richard Long, Governor (1541–1545)
  • Peter Mewtis, Governor (1545–1553)
  • Leonard Chamberlain, Governor (1553–1561)
  • Francis Chamberlain, Governor (1561–1570)
  • Thomas Leighton, Governor (1570–1609)
  • Bailiffs
  • John Martin, Bailiff (1499–1510)
  • James Guille, Bailiff (1511–1537)
  • Thomas Compton, Bailiff (1538–1544)
  • John Haryvell, Bailiff (1545–1549)
  • Hellier Gosselin, Bailiff (1549–1562)
  • Thomas Compton, Bailiff (1562–1570)
  • Guillaume de Beauvoir, Bailiff (1571–1581)
  • Thomas Wigmore, Bailiff (1581–1588)
  • Louis de Vic, Bailiff (1588–1600)
  • North America

  • Roanoke Colony
  • Governors
  • Walter Raleigh, Lord and Governor (1585–c.1590)
  • Ralph Lane, Acting Governor (1585–1586)
  • John White, Acting Governor (1587)
  • France

    Ancien Régime of France
    French colonial empire
  • Heads of state
  • North America

  • New France
  • Lieutenant generals
  • Jean-François de la Rocque de Roberval, Lieutenant general (1541–1543)
  • vacant (1543–1598)
  • Marquis de la Roche-Mesgouez, Lieutenant general (1598–1603)
  • Portugal

    Kingdom of Portugal
    Portuguese colonial empire Monarchs

    Africa

  • Portuguese Angola
  • Governors
  • Paulo Dias de Novais, Donatario (1575–1589)
  • Luís Serrão, Governor (1589–1591)
  • André Ferreira Pereira, Governor (1591–1592)
  • Francisco de Almeida, Governor (1592–1593)
  • Jerónimo de Almeida, Governor (1593–1594)
  • João Furtado de Mendonça, Governor (1594–1602)
  • Portuguese Cape Verde
  • Santiago
  • Rodrigo Afonso, Captains (1473–1505)
  • Ribeira Grande
  • Captains
  • Sebastião Álvares de Landim, Captain (1508–?)
  • Fernão Mendes, Captain (1515–c.1516)
  • João Alemão, Captain (1517–?)
  • João Correia de Souza, Captain (1536–?)
  • António Correia de Souza, Captain (1544–?)
  • Manuel de Andrade, Captain (1555–?)
  • Constantino de Bragança, Captain (1562–?)
  • Boa Vista
  • Captains
  • Rodrigo Afonso, Captain (1497–1505)
  • Pêro Correia, Captain (1505–?)
  • António Correia, Captain (?–1542)
  • Maria Correia, Captain (1542–?)
  • Alcatrazes Islands
  • Captains
  • Afonso Ribeiro, Captain (1504–?)
  • Rodrigi Varela, Captain (1508–?)
  • Praia
  • Captains
  • André Rodrigues dos Mosquitos, Captain (1526–1527)
  • Gomes Balieiro, Captain (1527–?)
  • Manuel Correia, Captain (1570–?)
  • Fogo
  • Captains
  • João de Meneses Vasconcellos, conde de Penela, Captain (1528–1529)
  • Afonso de Meneses, conde de Penela, Captain (1528–?)
  • Sal, Santa Luzia and Brava
  • Captains
  • Luís Pereira, Captain (1542–?)
  • Martinho Pereira, Captain (1553–?)
  • Santo Antão
  • Gonçalo de Sousa, Captains (1548–?)
  • Governors of Cape Verde
  • Pêro de Guimarães, Corregedor (?–1517)
  • João Alemão, Corregedor (1517–1521)
  • Leonis Correia, Corregedor (1521–1527)
  • Gaspar Correia, Corregedor (1527–1534)
  • Estêvão de Lagos, Corregedor (1534–1536)
  • André Feio, Corregedor (1536–1541)
  • Simão Afonso, Corregedor (1539–1541)
  • Pêro Moniz, Corregedor (1541–1544)
  • António Ferreira, Corregedor (1544–1547)
  • Pêro de Araujo, Corregedor (1547–1550)
  • Jorge Pimentel, Corregedor (1550–1556)
  • Manuel de Andrade, Corregedor (1556–1559)
  • Luís Martins de Evangelho, Corregedor (1559–1560)
  • Gregório Martins Caminha, Corregedor (1560–1562)
  • Bernardo de Alpoim, Corregedor (1562–1571)
  • António Velho Tinoco, Corregedor (1571–1577)
  • Cristóvão Soares de Mello, Corregedor (1577–1579)
  • Diogo Dias Magro, Corregedor (1579–1584)
  • Gaspar de Andrade, Corregedor (1584–1588)
  • Amador Gomes Raposo, Corregedor (1588–1588)
  • Duarte Lobo da Gama, Governor (1588–1591)
  • Brás Soares de Melo, Governor (1591–1595)
  • Fancisco Lobo da Gama, Governor (1597–1603)
  • Portuguese São Tomé
  • Captains, Governors
  • Fernão de Melo, Captain (1499–c.1510)
  • unspecified (c.1510–c.1516)
  • Diogo de Alcáçova, Captain (c.1516–c.1517)
  • João de Melo, Captain (c.1517–1522)
  • Vasco Estevens, Captain (1522–?)
  • unspecified (?–1531)
  • Henrique Pereira, Captain (1531–c.1535)
  • unspecified (c.1535–1541)
  • Diogo Botelho Pereira, Captain (1541–1545)
  • Francisco de Barros de Paiva, Captain (1546–c.1554)
  • Pedro Botelho, Captain (c.1558–?)
  • unspecified (?–1560)
  • Cristóvão Dória de Sousa, Captain (1560–1564)
  • Francisco de Gouveia, Captain (1564–1569)
  • Francisco de Pavia Teles, Captain (1569–1571)
  • Diogo Salema, Captain (1571–1575)
  • António Monteiro Maciel, Captain (1575–c.1582)
  • unspecified (c.1582–c.1584)
  • Francisco Fernandes de Figueiredo, Captain (c.1584–1586), Governor (1586–1587)
  • Miguel Teles de Moura, Governor (1587–1591)
  • Duarte Peixoto da Silva, Governor (1591–1592)
  • Francisco de Vila Nova, Acting Governor (1592–1593)
  • Fernandes de Meneses, Governor (1593–1597)
  • Vasco de Carvalho, Governor (1597–c.1598)
  • João Barbosa da Cunha, Acting Governor (c.1598–1601)
  • Portuguese Moçambique
  • Captains major, Captains general
  • Captaincy of Sofala under Viceroy of India
  • Sancho de Tovar, Captain major (1501–1505)
  • Pêro de Anaia, Captain major (1505–1506)
  • Manuel Fernandes de Meireles, Acting Captain major (1506)
  • Nuno Vaz Pereira, Captain major (1506–1507)
  • Captaincy of Sofala and Moçambique under Viceroy of India
  • Vasco Gomes de Abreu, Captain major (1507–1508)
  • Rui de Brito Patalim, Acting Captain major (1508–1509)
  • António de Saldanha, Captain major (1509–1512)
  • Simão de Miranda de Azevedo, Captain major (1512–1515)
  • Sancho de Tovar, Acting Captain major (1512–1515)
  • Cristóvão de Távora, Captain major (1515–1518)
  • Sancho de Tovar, Captain major (1518–1521)
  • Diogo de Sepúlveda, Captain major (1521–1525)
  • Lopo de Almeida, Captain major (1525–1528)
  • António da Silveira de Meneses, Captain major (1528–1531)
  • Vicente Pegado, Captain major (1531–1538)
  • Alexio Chicorro, Captain major (1538–1541)
  • João de Sepúlveda, Captain major (1541–1548)
  • Fernão de Sousa de Távora, Captain major (1548–1551)
  • Diogo de Mesquita, Captain major (1551–1553)
  • Diogo de Sousa, Captain major (1553–1557)
  • Sebastião de Sá, Captain major (1557–1560)
  • Pantaleão de Sá, Captain major (1560–1564)
  • Jerónimo Barreto, Captain major (1564–1567)
  • Pedro Barreto Rolim, Captain major (1567–1569)
  • Captaincy-general of Moçambique
  • Francisco Barreto, Captain general (1569–1573)
  • Vasco Fernandes Homem, Acting Captain general (1573–1577)
  • Fernando Monroi, Acting Captain general (1577)
  • Simão de Silveira, Acting Captain general (1577)
  • Pedro de Castro, Captain general (1577–1582)
  • Nuno Pereira, Captain general (1582–1586)
  • Jorge Telo de Meneses, Captain general (1586–1589)
  • Lourenço de Brito, Captain general (1589–1590)
  • Pedro de Sousa, Captain general (1590–1595)
  • Nuno da Cunha Ataíde, Captain general (1595–1598)
  • Álvaro Abranches, Captain general (1598–1601)
  • Portuguese Tangier
  • Governors
  • Lopo Vaz de Azevedo, Governor (1490?–1501)
  • João de Meneses, Governor (1501–1508)
  • Duarte de Meneses, Governor (1508–1521)
  • Henrique de Meneses, Governor (1521–1522)
  • Duarte de Meneses, from Évora, Governor (1522–1533)
  • Gonçalo Mendes Sacoto, Governor (1533–1536)
  • Duarte de Meneses, Governor (1536–1539)
  • João de Meneses, Governor (1539–1546)
  • Francisco Botelho, Governor (1546–1548)
  • Pedro de Meneses, Governor (1548–1550)
  • João Álvares de Azevedo, Governor (1550–1552)
  • Luís de Loureiro, Governor (1552–1553)
  • Fernando de Menezes, Governor (1553)
  • Luís da Silva de Meneses, Governor (1553–1554)
  • Bernardim de Carvalho, Governor (1554–1564)
  • Lourenço de Távora, Governor (1564–1566)
  • João de Meneses, Governor (1566–1572)
  • Rui de Carvalho, Governor (1572–1573)
  • Diogo Lopes da Franca, Governor (1573–1574)
  • António of Portugal, Governor (1574)
  • Duarte de Meneses, Viceroy of Portuguese India, Governor (1574–1578)
  • Pedro da Silva, Governor (1578)
  • Jorge de Mendonça, Governor (1578–1581)
  • Francisco de Almeida, Governor (1581–1590)
  • Belchior da França, Simão Lopes de Mendonça, Governor (1590–1591)
  • Aires de Saldanha, Governor (1591–1599)
  • António Pereira Lopes de Berredo, Governor (1599–1605)
  • Asia

  • Portuguese India
  • South America

  • Colonial Brazil
  • Governors general
  • Tomé de Sousa, Governor general (1549–1553)
  • Duarte da Costa, Governor general (1553-1558)
  • Mem de Sá, Governor general (1558-1572)
  • Luís de Brito de Almeida, Governor general (1573-1578, Bahia)
  • Cristóvão de Barros, Governor general (1572-1574, Rio de Janeiro)
  • Lourenço da Veiga, Governor general (1578-1581)
  • António Barreiros, Interim Governor general (1581-1583)
  • Manuel Teles Barreto, Governor general (1583-1587)
  • António Barreiros, Interim Governor general (1587-1591)
  • D. Francisco de Sousa, Governor general (1591-1602)
  • Spain

    Habsburg Spain
    Spanish colonial empire Monarchs

    Caribbean

  • Colony of Santiago
  • Governors
  • Juan de Esquivel, Governor (1510–1514)
  • Francisco de Garay, Governor (1514–1523)
  • Pedro de Mazuelo, Governor (1523–1526)
  • Juan de Mendegurren, Governor (1526–1527)
  • Santino de Raza, Governor (1527–1531)
  • Gonzalo de Guzman, Governor (?–1532)
  • Manuel de Rojas, Governor (1532–?)
  • Gil González Dávila, Governor (1533?–1534?)
  • Manuel de Rojas, Governor (1536–?)
  • Pedro Cano, Governor (1539?)
  • Francisco de Pina, Governor (1544?)
  • Juan González de Hinojosa, Governor (1556?)
  • Pedro Cano, Governor (1558?)
  • Blas de Melo, Governor (1565?)
  • Juan de Gaudiel, Governor (1567?–1572?)
  • Hernán Manrique de Rojas, Governor (1575?)
  • Iñigo Fuentes, Governor (?–1577)
  • Rodrigo Núñez de la Peña, Governor (1577–1578)
  • Lucas del Valle Alvarado, Governor (1578–1583?)
  • Diego Fernández de Mercado, Governor (1586?)
  • Lucas del Valle Alvarado, Governor (1591?)
  • García del Valle, Governor (1596?)
  • Fernando Melgarejo Córdoba, Governor (1596–1606)
  • Europe

  • Spanish Netherlands
  • Governors
  • Engelbert II of Nassau, Governor (1501-1504)
  • William de Croÿ, Governor (1504-1507)
  • Margaret of Austria, Governor (1507-1530)
  • Mary of Austria, Governor (1531-1555)
  • Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy, Governor (1555-1559)
  • Margaret of Parma, Governor (1559-1567)
  • Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, Governor (1567-1573)
  • Luis de Requesens y Zúñiga, Governor (1573-1576)
  • John of Austria, Governor (1576-1578)
  • Alexander Farnese, Governor (1578-1592)
  • Peter Ernst I von Mansfeld-Vorderort, Governor (1592-1594)
  • Ernest of Austria, Governor (1594-1595)
  • Pedro Henriquez de Acevedo, Governor (1595-1596)
  • Albert of Austria, Governor (1596-1598)
  • North America

  • New Spain
  • Governors
  • Hernán Cortés, Governor (1521)
  • Cristóbal de Tapia, Governor (1521)
  • Hernán Cortés, Governor (1521–1524)
  • Alonso de Estrada, Rodrigo de Albornoz, Alonso de Zuazo, Triumvirate (1524)
  • Gonzalo de Salazar, Pedro Almíndez Chirino, Alonso de Zuazo, Triumvirate (1524–1525)
  • Gonzalo de Salazar, Pedro Almíndez Chirino, Alonso de Estrada, Rodrigo de Albornoz, Alonso de Zuazo, Triumvirate (1525)
  • Gonzalo de Salazar, Pedro Almíndez Chirino, Alonso de Zuazo, Triumvirate (1525)
  • Gonzalo de Salazar, Pedro Almíndez Chirino, Triumvirate (1525–1526)
  • Alonso de Estrada, Rodrigo de Albornoz, Triumvirate (1526)
  • Hernán Cortés, Governor (1526)
  • Luis Ponce de León, Triumvirate (1526)
  • Marcos de Aguilar, Governor (1526–1527)
  • Alonso de Estrada, Gonzalo de Sandoval, Luis de la Torre, Triumvirate (1527)
  • Alonso de Estrada, Luis de la Torre, Triumvirate (1527–1528)
  • Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán, Juan Ortiz de Matienzo, Diego Delgadillo, Triumvirate (1528–1529)
  • Juan Ortiz de Matienzo, Diego Delgadillo, Triumvirate (1529–1531)
  • Sebastián Ramírez de Fuenleal, Vasco de Quiroga, Juan de Salmerón, Alonso de Maldonado, Francisco Ceinos, Triumvirate (1531–1535)
  • Viceroys
  • Antonio de Mendoza, Viceroy (1530–1550)
  • Martín Enríquez de Almanza, Viceroy (1568-1580)
  • Lorenzo Suárez de Mendoza, Viceroy (1580-1583)
  • Gaspar de Zúñiga y Acevedo, Viceroy (1595–1603)
  • South America

  • Governorate of New Castile
  • Governors
  • Francisco Pizarro, Governor (1528–1541)
  • Cristóbal Vaca de Castro, Governor (1541–1544)
  • Gonzalo Pizarro, usurper Governor (1544–1548)
  • Viceroyalty of Peru
  • Viceroys
  • Blasco Núñez Vela, Viceroy (1544–1546)
  • Pedro de la Gasca, Viceroy (1546–1549)
  • Antonio de Mendoza, Viceroy (1550–1551)
  • Melchor Bravo de Saravia, Viceroy (1552–1556)
  • Andrés Hurtado de Mendoza, Viceroy (1556–1561)
  • Diego López de Zúñiga, Viceroy (1561–1564)
  • Juan de Saavedra, Viceroy (1564)
  • Lope García de Castro, Viceroy (1564–1569)
  • Francisco de Toledo, Viceroy (1569-1581)
  • Martín Enríquez de Almanza, Viceroy (1581–1583)
  • Cristóbal Ramírez de Cartagena, Viceroy (1584)
  • Fernando Torres de Portugal y Mesía, Viceroy (1584–1589)
  • García Hurtado de Mendoza, Viceroy (1590–1596)
  • Luis de Velasco, Viceroy (1596–1604)
  • References

    List of governors of dependent territories in the 16th century Wikipedia


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