Gaspar de Bracamonte, 3rd Count of Peñaranda

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Portrait of Gaspar de Bracamonte, 3rd Count of Peñaranda by Gerard ter Borch (ca. 1645–48).

Gaspar de Bracamonte y Guzmán, 3rd Count of Peñaranda (Spanish: Gaspar de Bracamonte y Guzmán, tercer Conde de Peñaranda) (c. 1595 – December 14, 1676) was a Spanish diplomat and statesman.


Bracamonte was born in Peñaranda de Bracamonte, Spain, in 1595. He was the son of Alonso de Bracamonte, 1st Count of Peñaranda and the Spanish prince instructor. He married his niece María de Bracamonte, daughter of his older brother Balthazar Emmanuel, 2nd Count of Peñaranda. They had a son, Gregorio, 4th Count of Peñaranda, who died without legitimate heirs in 1689. Bracamonte died in Madrid, Spain, on 14 December 1676

Bracamonte led the Spanish delegation at the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, representing Philip IV. From 1659 to 1664 he was Spanish Viceroy of Naples and after death king Philip IV, one of the regents of the Kingdom of Spain. After the king's death in 1665, he returned to Spain and became an advisor of the king's widow, Mariana of Austria, who took over the regency for her son Charles.

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Gaspar de Bracamonte at the Peace of Westphalia, engraving after Anselm van Hulle.
Spanish nobility
Preceded by
Baltazar de Bracamonte
Count of Peñaranda
Succeeded by
Baltazar de Bracamonte
Government offices
Preceded by
García de Haro-Sotomayor
Viceroy of Naples
Succeeded by
Pascual de Aragón