List of governors of Ceuta

This is a list of Governors (General captains) of the city of Ceuta, including those under Portuguese control from its conquest by King John I of Portugal, in 1415, until 1640. After this it was under Spanish control.

Governor Period
Pedro de Menezes, 1st Count of Vila Real, 2nd Count of Viana 1415–1430
Duarte de Menezes, 3rd Count of Viana 1430–1434
Pedro de Menezes, 1st Count of Vila Real, 2nd Count of Viana 1434–1437
Duarte de Menezes, 3rd Count of Viana 1437–1438
Fernando de Noronha, 2nd Count of Vila Real 1438–1445
António Pacheco 1445–1447
Fernando, Count of Arraiolos (later 2nd Duke of Braganza) 1447–1448
António Pacheco 1448
Fernando, Count of Arraiolos (later 2nd Duke of Braganza) 1448–1451
Sancho de Noronha, Count of Odemira 1450–1456
Infante Fernando of Portugal, Duke of Viseu 1456
Sancho de Noronha, Count of Odemira 1456–1460
Pedro de Menezes, Marquis of Vila Real 1461–1462
Pedro de Albuquerque 1462–1463
Pedro de Menezes, Marquis of Vila Real 1463–1464
João Rodrigues de Vasconcelos Ribeiro 1464–1479
Rui Mendes de Vasconcelos Ribeiro 1479–1481
João de Noronha 1481–1487
António de Noronha, Count of Linhares 1487–1490
Fernando de Menezes, Marquis of Vila Real 1491–1509
Pedro Barbo Alardo 1509–1512
Pedro de Menezes, Count of Alcoutim 1512–1517
João da Silva, Count of Portalegre 1518–1519
Gomes da Silva de Vasconcelos 1519–1521
João de Noronha 1522–1524
Pedro de Menezes, Count of Alcoutim 1524–1525
Gomes da Silva de Vasconcelos 1525–1529
Nuno Álvares Pereira de Noronha 1529–1539
Afonso de Noronha 1540–1549
Antão de Noronha 1549
Martim Correia da Silva 1549–1550
Pedro de Menezes 1550–1553
Pedro da Cunha 1553
João Rodriges Pereira 1553
Martim Correia da Silva 1553–1555
Jorge Vieira 1555–1557
Fernão de Menezes 1557–1562
Miguel de Menezes, Count of Vila Real 1562–1563
Fernão de Menezes 1563–1564
Pedro da Cunha 1564–1565
Francisco Pereira 1566–1567
Manuel de Menezes, Duke of Vila Real 1567–1574
Diogo Lopes da França 1574–1577
Manuel de Menezes, Duke of Vila Real 1577–1578
Dionísio Pereira 1578–1580
Jorge Pessanha 1580–1586
Gil Anes da Costa 1586–1591
Francisco de Andrade 1591–1592
Miguel de Menezes, Duke of Caminha 1592–1594
Mendo de Ledesma 1594–1597
Miguel de Menezes, Duke of Caminha 1597–1601
Afonso de Noronha 1602–1605
Miguel de Menezes, Duke of Caminha 1605–1616
Luís de Noronha e Menezes, Duke of Vila Real 1616–1622
Miguel de Menezes, Duke of Caminha 1623
António da Costa Albuquerque 1623–1624
Fernão de Mascarenhas, Count of Torre 1624–1625
Gonçalo Correia Alcoforado 1625
Miguel de Menezes, Duke of Caminha 1625–1626
Dinis de Mascarenhas de Lencastre 1627
Jorge de Mendonça Pessanha 1627–1634
Brás Teles de Meneses 1634–1636
Fernão Teles de Meneses 1637
Francisco de Almeida 1637–1640

Since 1640, Ceuta didn't recognize the Portuguese sovereignty, becoming controlled by Spain.


List of Portuguese Governors of Ceuta

Governor Period
Francisco de Almeida (interim) 1640–1641

List of Spanish Governors of Ceuta

Governor Period
Francisco Castillo Fajardo, Marquis of Villadarias[1] 1698–1702

References

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