Viceroyalty

Viceroy Viceroyalty of Brazil Spanish colonization of the Americas

A viceroyalty was an entity headed by a viceroy. It dates back to the Spanish colonization of the Americas in the 16th century.

France

Portuguese Empire

In the scope of the Portuguese Empire, the term "Viceroyalty of Brazil" is also occasionally used to designate the colonial State of Brazil, in the historic period while its governors had the title of "Viceroy". Some of the governors of Portuguese India were also called "Viceroy".

Russian Empire

Spanish Empire

The viceroyalty was a local, political, social, and administrative institution, created by the Spanish monarchy in the 15th century, for ruling in its overseas territories.[1]

The administration over the vast territories of the Spanish Empire was carried out by viceroys, who became governors of an area, which was considered not as a colony but as a province of the empire, with the same rights as any other province in Peninsular Spain.[2]

The Spanish Americas had four viceroyalties:

United Kingdom

British Empire

See also

References

  1. ^ "viceroyalty". The Free Dictionary.
  2. ^ Madariaga, Salvador de (1986). El auge y el ocaso del imperio español en América (Tercera ed.). Madrid: Espasa-Calpe. ISBN 9788423949434.