List of Captain-majors of Ceilão
The following is a list of captain-majors of Portuguese Ceylon. The Portuguese arrived in the Kingdom of Kotte in 1505. By 1551, they had appointed a Captains-major to control the Portuguese occupied ...
Duarte de Eça
Duarte de Eça (born 1480) was the 3rd Captain-major of Portuguese Ceylon. Eça was appointed in 1552 under John III of Portugal, he was Captain-major until 1553. He was succeeded by Fernão Carvalho.
Diogo de Melo Coutinho
Diogo de Melo Coutinho was the second and eleventh Captain-major of Portuguese Ceylon. Coutinho was first appointed in 1552 under Sebastian of Portugal, he was Captain-major until 1552. His second ter...
Fernando de Albuquerque
Fernando de Albuquerque was the 13th Captain-major of Portuguese Ceylon. Albuquerque was appointed in 1575 under Sebastian of Portugal. He was Captain-major until 1578 and was succeeded by Manuel de S...
Pedro de Ataíde Inferno
Pedro de Ataíde Inferno was the 8th Captain-major of Portuguese Ceylon. Inferno was appointed in 1564 under Sebastian of Portugal, he was Captain-major until 1565. He was succeeded by Diogo de Melo.
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Pedro Homem Pereira
Pedro Homem Pereira was the 17th and last Captain-major of Portuguese Ceylon. Pereira was appointed in 1591 under Philip I of Portugal, he was Captain-major until 1594. The office of Captain-major was...
João Henriques
João Henriques was the first Captain-major of Portuguese Ceylon. Henriques was appointed in 1551 under John III of Portugal, he was Captain-major until 1551. He was succeeded by Diogo de Melo Coutinho...
Afonso Pereira de Lacerda
Afonso Pereira de Lacerda was the 5th Captain-major of Portuguese Ceylon. Lacerda was appointed in 1555 under Sebastian of Portugal, he was Captain-major until 1559. He was succeeded by Jorge de Menes...
Jorge de Meneses Baroche
Jorge de Meneses Baroche was the 6th Captain-major of Portuguese Ceylon. Baroche was appointed in 1559 under Sebastian of Portugal, he was Captain-major until 1560. He was succeeded by Baltasar Guedes...
Simão de Brito
Simão de Brito was the 16th Captain-major of Portuguese Ceylon. Brito was appointed in 1590 under Philip I of Portugal, he was Captain-major until 1591. He was succeeded by Pedro Homem Pereira.
João de Correia de Brito
João de Correia de Brito was the 15th Captain-major of Portuguese Ceylon. Brito was appointed in 1583 under Philip I of Portugal, he was Captain-major until 1590. He was succeeded by Simão de Brito.
Manuel de Sousa Coutinho
Manuel de Sousa Coutinho (b. 1540 - d. 1591) was the 14th Captain-major of Portuguese Ceylon. Coutinho was appointed in 1578 under Sebastian of Portugal, he was Captain-major until 1583. He was succee...
António de Noronha
António de Noronha was the 12th Captain-major of Portuguese Ceylon. Noronha was appointed in 1572 under Sebastian of Portugal; he was Captain-major until 1575. He was succeeded by Fernando de Albuquer...
Fernão Carvalho
Fernão Carvalho was the 4th Captain-major of Portuguese Ceylon. Carvalho was appointed in 1553 under John III of Portugal, he was Captain-major until 1555. He was succeeded by Afonso Pereira de Lacerd...
Diogo de Melo
Diogo de Melo was the 9th Captain-major of Portuguese Ceylon. Melo was appointed in 1565 under Sebastian of Portugal, he was Captain-major until 1568. He was succeeded by Fernando de Monroy.
Fernando de Monroy
Fernando de Monroy was the 10th Captain-major of Portuguese Ceylon. Monroy was appointed in 1568 under Sebastian of Portugal, he was Captain-major until 1570. He was succeeded by Diogo de Melo Coutinh...
Baltasar Guedes de Sousa
Baltasar Guedes de Sousa was the 7th Captain-major of Portuguese Ceylon. Sousa was appointed in 1560 under Sebastian of Portugal, he was Captain-major until 1564. He was succeeded by Pedro de Ataíde I...