Íñigo López de Mendoza y Mendoza, 5th Duke of the Infantado
Íñigo López de Mendoza y Mendoza (b. 1536 - d. 1601) was the 5th Duke of the Infantado from 1566 until his death in 1601.
He was the son of Diego Hurtado De Mendoza Y Aragón, who predeceased his father Íñigo López de Mendoza, 4th Duke of the Infantado.
A favorite of Philip II of Spain, Íñigo accompanied the king to England for his marriage with Mary Tudor in 1556. As a big patron of the art's, and due to his perpetual, but friendly competition with the king, Íñigo boasted that his palace was every bit as splendid as El Escorial, hiring some of the same painters to paint its walls and ceilings. The remodeling of the palace was carried out by Acacio de Orejón on the orders of Íñigo.
His two other daughters
- Isabel (died 1593) married Lorenzo Suárez de Figueroa, 2nd Duke of Feria (1559 - 1607)
- Mencía (died 1619) married Antonio Álvarez de Toledo, 5th Duke of Alba (1568 - 1639)
Íñigo López de Mendoza y Pimentel
Duke of the Infantado
Ana de Mendoza y Enríquez de Cabrera
- "Infantado Palace". Spain.info. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
- Los Mendoza
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