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Gálvez, Matías de

Gálvez, Matías de mätē´äs dā gäl´vāth [key], 1717–84, Spanish colonial administrator, captain general of Guatemala (1779), viceroy of New Spain (1783–84) brother of José de Gálvez. He was succeeded as viceroy by his son, Bernardo de Gálvez.

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