List of Governors of the Duchy of Milan

List Of Governors Of The Duchy Of Milan

List of Governors of the Duchy of Milan

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The Governor of Milan ruled the Duchy of Milan as a representative of the King of Spain (1535–1706) and the Archduke of Austria (1706–1796) and (1799–1800). The first governor was appointed after the death of the last duke of the House of Sforza, Francesco II.

Spanish rule

  1. Antonio de Leyva, Prince of Ascoli 1535–1536, died in office
  2. Cardinal Marino Caracciolo 1536–1538, civil, died in office
  3. Alfonso d'Avalos d'Aquino, Marquis of Vasto 1538–1546, military
  4. Ferdinando Gonzaga, Prince of Molfetta, Duke of Ariano 1546–1555
  5. Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba 1555–1556
  6. Cristoforo Madruzzo 1556–1557
  7. Gonzalo II Fernández de Córdoba 1558–1560, first term
  8. Francesco Ferdinando II d'Ávalos 5th Marquis of Pescara 1560–1563
  9. Gonzalo II Fernández de Córdoba 1563–1564, second term
  10. Gabriel de la Cueva, 5th Duke of Alburquerque 1564–1571, died in office
  11. Álvaro de Sande 1571–1572
  12. Luis de Zúñiga y Requesens 1572–1573
  13. Antonio de Zúñiga y Sotomaior, 3rd Marquis of Ayamonte 1573–1580, died in officeNote: Antonio de Zúñiga y Sotomaior (or de Guzmán?), the 3rd Marquis of Ayamonte, who was a famous Governor of the Duchy of Milan, died in Milan on 20 April 1583, and not in 1580. He was also a Commander del Castillo in the Order of Alcántara and married Ana Fernández de Córdoba y Fernández de Córdoba or Pacheco de Córdoba y de La Cerda, by whom he had issue.
  14. Sancho de Guevara y Padilla 1580–1583
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