List of captain-generals of Portuguese Ceylon

The Portuguese arrived in the Kingdom of Kotte in 1505. By 1594 they had appointed a captain-general to control the Portuguese occupied territory called Portuguese Ceylon on the island of modern-day Sri Lanka. In that time, there were numerous captain-generals until 1658. The post of captain-general was preceded by that of the captain-major in 1551 and before that by the captain in 1518.

List of governorsEdit

Portrait Name Birth Death Governor from Governor until Sovereign
Pedro Lopes de Sousa - - 1594 1594 Filipe I
  Jerónimo de Azevedo 1540 1625 1594 1612 Filipe I
Filipe II
Francisco de Meneses - - 1613 1614 Filipe II
Manuel Mascarenhas Homem - - 1614 1616 Filipe II
Nuno Álvares Pereira - - 1616 1618 Filipe II
Constantino de Sá de Noronha
(1st time)
- - 1618 1622 Filipe II
Filipe III
Jorge de Albuquerque - - 1622 1623 Filipe III
Constantino de Sá de Noronha
(2nd time)
- - 1623 1630 Filipe III
Filipe Mascarenhas
(1st time)
1580 16.. 1630 1631 Filipe III
Jorge de Almeida
(1st time)
- - 1631 1633 Filipe III
Diogo de Melo de Castro
(1st time)
- - 1633 1635 Filipe III
Jorge de Almeida
(2nd time)
- - 1635 1636 Filipe III
Diogo de Melo de Castro
(2nd time)
- - 1636 1638 Filipe III
António Mascarenhas - - 1638 1640 Filipe III
Filipe Mascarenhas
(2nd time)
1580 16.. 1640 1645 Filipe III
John IV
  Manuel Mascarenhas Homem 1600 - 1645 1653 John IV
Francisco de Mello e Castro 1600 1664 1653 1655 John IV
António de Sousa Coutinho - 1668 1655 1656 John IV
António de Amaral de Meneses
(in Jaffna)
- - 1656 22 June 1658 John IV
Afonso VI

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