Luís Mendes de Vasconcellos

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Luís Mendes de Vasconcellos
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Governor of Portuguese Angola
In office
1617–1621
Monarch King Philip II
Preceded by Manuel Cerveira Pereira
Succeeded by João Correia de Sousa
Grand Master of the Order of Malta
In office
17 September 1622 – 7 March 1623
Monarch King Philip III
Preceded by Alof de Wignacourt
Succeeded by Antoine de Paule
Personal details
Born c. 1542
Évora, Kingdom of Portugal
Died 7 March 1623
Malta
Resting place Valletta
Nationality Portuguese
Military service
Allegiance Portugal Portuguese Empire
Sovereign Military Order of Malta Order of Malta

Luis Mendes de Vasconcellos (c. 1542 – March 7, 1623) was colonial Governor of Angola, between 1617 and 1621 and the 55th Grand Master of the Order of Malta, between 1622 and 1623.

He was born in Évora, Portugal, c. 1542 and died on March 7, 1623 in Malta. He was the son of Francisco Mendes de Vasconcelos (brother of Luís da Costa, a servant of Henrique of Portugal) and wife Isabel Pais de Oliveira, paternal grandson of Cristóvão Nunes da Costa (natural son of Luís Nunes da Costa by Isabel Botelho and brother of Brás Nunes da Costa who had natural issue by Catarina Anes) and wife Catarina Mendes de Vasconcelos and maternal grandson of Paio Rodrigues de Vilalobos and wife Isabel de Oliveira.

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Preceded by
Alof de Wignacourt
Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
1622–1623
Succeeded by
Antoine de Paule