Francisco Ruiz de Castro
Francisco Ruiz de Castro y de Sandoval-Rojas (May 1579 - 1637), was a Spanish nobleman and politician the 8th count of Lemos.


Francisco Ruiz de Castro was born in Madrid
Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. The population of the city is roughly 3.3 million and the entire population of the Madrid metropolitan area is calculated to be 6.271 million. It is the third largest city in the European Union, after London and Berlin, and its metropolitan...

. His father, Fernando Ruiz de Castro, was Viceroy of Naples from 1599 to 1601 and Francisco succeeded him in the same year. His elder brother Pedro Fernández de Castro, 7th count of Lemos, will be later also Viceroy of Naples in 1610–1616.

Francisco remained in Naples until April 1603. In 1616 he became Viceroy of Sicily, a position he held until 1622. In 1629, he became a Benedictine
Benedictine refers to the spirituality and consecrated life in accordance with the Rule of St Benedict, written by Benedict of Nursia in the sixth century for the cenobitic communities he founded in central Italy. The most notable of these is Monte Cassino, the first monastery founded by Benedict...

 monk at the monastery of San Benito in Sahagun, with the name of Father Agustín de Castro. He died in 1637, and was interred at Monforte de Lemos
Monforte de Lemos
Monforte de Lemos is a city and municipality in northwestern Spain, in the province of Lugo, Galicia. It covers an area of 200 km² and lies 62 km from Lugo. As of 2005 it had a population of 19,472. It is located in a valley between the shores of Sil River and Miño River, in the area...

, Galicia, his family's burial place.


  • Elorza, Juan C.; Lourdes Vaquero, Belén Castillo, Marta Negro (1990). Junta de Castilla y León. Consejería de Cultura y Bienestar Social (ed.). El Panteón Real de las Huelgas de Burgos. Los enterramientos de los reyes de León y de Castilla, 2ª edición, Editorial Evergráficas S.A., pp. 54. ISBN 84-241-9999-5.
  • Augustinian Father J.M. Cuenca Coloma, Sahagún, monasterio y villa (1085-1985) Edit. Estudio Agustiniano 1985. Another edition, Valladolid, 1993.
  • In Spanish.

The source of this article is wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.