Fernando Torres de Portugal y Mesía Venegas y Ponce de León, primer conde de Villadompardo
was Spanish viceroy of Peru from 1584 to November 20, 1589.
In 1576 he was named the first count of Villadompardo by King Philip II
He was named viceroy on March 31, 1584. On April 30, 1586, during his administration, Isabel Flores de Oliva, later Saint Rose of Lima
, was born. The Lima people knew him as el Temblecón
(The Quaking One), from the frequent nervous shaking in his hands.
The English corsair Thomas Cavendish
appeared off the coast.On July 9, 1586 a strong earthquake struck Lima
, and an associated tsunami did some damage in Callao. The first books printed in Peru were produced by Antonio Ricardo
, a printer from Turin settled in Lima.
Torres de Portugal founded his entailed estate (mayorazgo
) in Seville
on October 12, 1592.