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Núñez Vela, Blasco

Blasco Núñez Vela (blä´skō nōō´nyās vā´lä), d. 1546, first viceroy of Peru (1544–46). Sent to replace Vaca de Castro and to enforce the New Laws of Bartolomé de Las Casas, he had a violent, short career. He antagonized all in command and either ordered a murder or committed it himself. He was arrested and put on a ship for Spain, but landed at Tumbez, was defeated by Gonzalo Pizarro, and was executed.

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Vela, Blasco Núñez

Blasco Núñez Vela: see Núñez Vela, Blasco.

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