Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, 2nd Marquis of Cañete

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Diego Hurtado de Mendoza y Silva, 2nd Marquis of Cañete[1] (c. 1478–1542) was a Spanish nobleman and military leader.

He was the son of Don Honorato de Mendoza, Lord of the cities of la Parilla and Belmontejo and of Francisca de Silva, daughter of Juan de Silva, 1st Count of Cifuentes. Diego Hurtado de Mendoza inherited the title from his grandfather, Juan Hurtado de Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Cañete, in 1490. He was appointed first captain general and governor of Galicia, and later Viceroy of Navarre in 1534, position he held until his death in 1542.

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  1. ^ in full, Spanish: Don Diego Hurtado de Mendoza y Silva, segundo marqués de Cañete, montero mayor del rey, gobernador y capitán general de Galicia, virrey de Navarra, guarda mayor de la ciudad de Cuenca)

Sources[edit]

  • Castro Pereira Mouzinho de Albuquerque e Cunha, Fernando de (1995). Instrumentário Genealógico - Linhagens Milenárias (in Portuguese). pp. 329–30. 
  • Hobbs, Nicolas (2007). "Grandes de España" (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 October 2008. 
  • Instituto de Salazar y Castro. Elenco de Grandezas y Titulos Nobiliarios Españoles (in Spanish). periodic publication. 
Government offices
Preceded by
The Count of Alcaudete
Viceroy of Navarre
1534–1542
Succeeded by
The Lord of Grajal
Spanish nobility
Preceded by
Juan
Hurtado de Mendoza
Marquis of Cañete
1490–1542
Succeeded by
Andrés
Hurtado de Mendoza