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Pedro Gonzales de Mendoza (1428 - 1495)

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Born in Guadalajara, Spainmap
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He was a Spanish cardinal and statesman who served as Archbishop of Toledo (1482–1495), Archbishop of Sevilla (1474–1482), Bishop of Sigüenza (1467–1474), and Bishop of Calahorra y La Calzada (1453–1467).

As bishop of Calahorra he was also señor, or civil and military ruler, of the town and its dependent district. In his secular capacity he led the levies of Calahorra in the civil wars of the reign of Henry IV. He fought for the king at the second battle of Olmedo on August 20, 1467.

During these years he became attached to Mencia de Lemos, a Portuguese lady-in-waiting of the Consort queen. She bore him two sons, Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar Mendoza, who was once selected to be the husband of Lucrezia Borgia, and Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, 1st Count of Melito who became the grandfather of the princess of Eboli of the reign of Philip II of Spain.

By Inés de Tovar, a lady of a Valladolid family, he had a third son (Juan Hurtado de Mendoza y Tovar).


  • Catholic Hierarchy: "Pedro Cardinal González de Mendoza" retrieved January 14, 2016

Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Pedro Gonzalez de Mendoza". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.ález_de_Mendoza

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