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Francisco de Melo e Castro

Francisco de Melo e Castro
17th Governor of Portuguese Ceylon
In office
MonarchJohn IV of Portugal
Preceded byManuel Mascarenhas Homem
Succeeded byAntónio de Sousa Coutinho
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Francisco de Melo e Castro was the 17th Governor of Portuguese Ceylon. He was appointed in 1653 under Philip III of Portugal, and 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 byManuel Mascarenhas Homem Governor of Portuguese Ceylon 1653–1655 Succeeded byAntónio de Sousa Coutinho
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