Francisco de Mello e Castro

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Francisco de Mello e Castro
17th Governor of Portuguese Ceylon
In office
Monarch John IV of Portugal
Preceded by Manuel Mascarenhas Homem
Succeeded by António de Sousa Coutinho
Personal details
Born 1600

Francisco de Mello e Castro was the 17th Governor of Portuguese Ceylon. de Mello was appointed in 1653 under Philip III of Portugal, he was Governor until 1655. He was succeeded by António de Sousa Coutinho.[1]


  1. ^ Cahoon, Ben. "Governors". Sri Lanka. Worldstatesmen. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Manuel Mascarenhas Homem
Governor of Portuguese Ceylon
Succeeded by
António de Sousa Coutinho