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  • Megan Donaldson

    Ana de Mendoza, the Princess of Eboli. art example?

  • Heather Jean Skalwold

    Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda, Princesa de Eboli - a member of the Spanish Aristocracy in the 16th century. Despite having lost one of her eyes in a fencing accident as a teen, she was considered to be one of the most beautiful women in all of Spain.

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Ana de Mendoza - lived in the 1500s, lost an eye at 14 in a mock fencing duel. Ava's mother: I *told* you you'd put your eye out!

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