Iñigo López de Mendoza y Mendoza

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Íñigo López de Mendoza y Mendoza (1512 – Mondéjar, April 21, 1580[1]), was a Spanish noble, military, diplomat and politician in the service of King Philip II of Spain.

He inherited from his father Luis Hurtado de Mendoza y Pacheco the titles of 4th Count of Tendilla and 3rd Marquis of Mondejar. He became also 3rd and last Captain General of Granada. His mother was Catalina de Mendoza, daughter of the Count of Monteagudo. Íñigo married María de Mendoza, daughter of the very influential Íñigo López de Mendoza, 4th Duke of the Infantado.

In 1555, he became commander of the Spanish land and sea in the relief of the Turkish siege of Oran and Bugía. In 1560, he was Spanish Ambassador in Rome. He led the Spanish troops during the early stages of the Morisco Revolt together with Luis Fajardo, 2nd Marquis of los Vélez, before being replaced in 1570 by Juan de Austria,[2] After the suppression of the rebellion, he became viceroy of Valencia in 1572, and Viceroy of Naples in 1575.[3]

He had 9 sons and two daughters, amongst whom


  1. ^ Fundación Medinaceli.
  2. ^ Luis del Mármol Carvajal: Historia del rebelión y castigo de los moriscos del Reino de Granada.
  3. ^ Virreyes de Nápoles de José Raneo, anotado por Eustaquio Fernández Navarrete, págs. 239–245, incluido en la "Colección de documentos inéditos para la historia de España", vol. XXIII.

External links[edit]