Bernardino de Cárdenas y Portugal, Duque de Maqueda

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Bernardino de Cárdenas y Portugal (Torrijos, 20 January 1553 - Palermo, 17 December 1601), 3rd Duke of Maqueda, 2nd Marquis of Elche, was a Spanish noble and statesman.[citation needed]

He was the son of Bernardino de Cárdenas y Pacheco, 2nd Duke of Maqueda, 1st Marquis of Elche, and of Isabel de Velasco, daughter of Íñigo Fernández de Velasco, 2nd Duke of Frías, Constable of Castille.[citation needed]

He was viceroy of Catalonia and of Sicily.[citation needed]

He married Luisa Manrique de Lara, 5th Duchess of Nájera and had 4 sons and 2 daughters.
He was succeeded by his eldest surviving son Jorge de Cárdenas y Manrique de Lara.V

Government offices
Preceded by
Pedro Luis Galcerán de Borja
Viceroy of Catalonia
1593–1597
Succeeded by
Lorenzo IV Suárez de Figueroa y Córdoba
Preceded by
Giovanni Ventimiglia
Viceroy of Sicily
1598–1601
Succeeded by
Jorge de Cárdenas y Manrique de Lara

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