Rodrigo Ponce de León, 4th Duke of Arcos

Rodrigo Ponce de León, 4th Duke of Arcos, (2 January 1602 – 1658) was a Grandee of Spain and a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece. He served as Viceroy of Valencia and of Naples.

As Viceroy of Naples, the Duke of Arcos suppressed a revolt inhabitants of the city of Naples led by Masaniello but was soon faced with another revolt against Spanish rule, which resulted in the proclamation of the short-lived Neapolitan Republic.[1]


  1. Geoffrey Parker: Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Castastrophe in the Seventeenth Century. Yale University Press. 2014. ISBN 9780300208634. pp. 427434
Government offices
Preceded by
Francisco de Borja, Duque de Gandia
Viceroy of Valencia
Succeeded by
Duarte Fernández, Count of Oropesa
Preceded by
Juan Alfonso Enríquez de Cabrera y Colonna, count of Modica, 1600 - 1647
Viceroy of Naples
Succeeded by
John of Austria the Younger
Spanish nobility
Preceded by
Rodrigo Ponce de León, 3rd Duke of Arcos
Duke of Arcos
Succeeded by
Francisco Ponce de León, 5th Duke of Arcos
Preceded by
Luis Ponce de León, 6th Marquis of Zahara
Marquis of Zahara
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