Mendoza, Diego Hurtado de, 1503-1575 (poet, diplomat and historian)
- Existence: 1503 - 1575
Don Diego Hurtado de Mendoza (1503-1575), poet, diplomat and historian, was born in Grenada. After attending the University of Salamanca, he served Charles V in Italy and studied at Italian universities. He was made ambassador at Venice, where he collected Greek manuscripts, and represented Spain at the Council of Trent. Mendoza became military governor of Siena, and subsequently ambassador at Rome. After he was banished from the court of Philip II, he settled in Grenada, where he wrote a history of the Morisco uprising of 1568-1571. He died in Madrid in 1575.