List of Governors of Portuguese Ceylon

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The following is a list of Portuguese governors of Portuguese Ceylon. The Portuguese arrived in the Kingdom of Kotte in 1505. By 1594 they had appointed a governor to control the Portuguese occupied territory called Portuguese Ceylon on the island of modern day Sri Lanka. In that time, there were numerous governors until 1658. The post of governor was preceded by that of the Captain-major in 1551 and before that by Captain in 1518.

List of Governors[edit]

Portrait Name Birth Death Governor From Governor Until Sovereign
Pedro Lopes de Sousa - - 1594 1594 Filipe I
P1170551 D. Jerónimo de Azevedo.JPG Jerónimo de Azevedo 1540 1625 1594 1613 Filipe I
Filipe II
Francisco de Meneses - - 1613 1614 Filipe II
Manuel Mascarenhas Homem - - 1614 1616 Filipe II
Nuno Álvares Pereira - - 1616 1618 Filipe II
Constantino de Sá de Noronha
(1st time)
- - 1618 1622 Filipe II
Filipe III
Jorge de Albuquerque - - 1622 1623 Filipe III
Constantino de Sá de Noronha
(2nd time)
- - 1623 1630 Filipe III
Filipe Mascarenhas
(1st time)
1580 16.. 1630 1631 Filipe III
Jorge de Almeida
(1st time)
- - 1631 1633 Filipe III
Diogo de Melo de Castro
(1st time)
- - 1633 1635 Filipe III
Jorge de Almeida
(2nd time)
- - 1635 1636 Filipe III
Diogo de Melo de Castro
(2nd time)
- - 1636 1638 Filipe III
António Mascarenhas - - 1638 1640 Filipe III
Filipe Mascarenhas
(2nd time)
1580 16.. 1640 1645 Filipe III
John IV
Manuel Mascarenhas Homem 1600 1657 1645 1653 John IV
Francisco de Mello e Castro 1600 1664 1653 1655 John IV
António de Sousa Coutinho - 1668 1655 1656 John IV
António de Amaral de Meneses
(in Jaffna)
- - 1656 22 June 1658 John IV
Afonso VI

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