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Mendoza, Pedro González de

Mendoza, Pedro González de pā´ᵺrō gōnthä´lĕth dā māndō´thä [key], 1428–95, Spanish cardinal and archbishop of Toledo. He was the son of the poet Iñigo López de Mendoza, marqués de Santillana . He supported Henry IV of Castile in his struggles against the nobles and later sided with Isabella I against Juana la Beltraneja . More a soldier than a prelate, he fought in the battle of Toro (1476) against the Portuguese and later took part in the conquest of Granada. He also cultivated literature and wrote religious and political works.

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