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    Ana de Mendoza (Doña Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda, Princess of Eboli, Duchess of Pastrana). Spanish aristocrat, 1540-1592. Considered one of the more accomplished women of her time by her peers. Also regarded as one of the most beautiful ladies in Spain, despite having lost an eye in a mock duel with a page when she was young. Married at 12 years old to Rui Gomes da Silva, 1st Prince of Éboli and minister to the King.

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    • Ashlie Jensen

      A portrait of 16th century badass Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda. You can read more about her here: http://madameguillotine.org.uk/2012/02/25/ana-de-mendoza-y-de-la-cerda-princess-of-eboli/

    • Alexandra Steelman

      Doña Ana de Mendoza de la Cerda, Princesa de Éboli, duquesa de Pastrana y condesa de Mélito (1540 - 1592)....eye patch

    • Mrs P Nightingale

      Doña Ana de Mendoza (1540 - 1592) y de la Cerda, Princess of Eboli, Duchess of Pastrana. She was considered one of Spain’s greatest beauties, despite having lost an eye in a mock duel with a page when she was young.

    • Constance Wilkicke

      The princess of Eboli, Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda Even though her mother taught her to sew and embroider, she preferred to ride and dedicate her time to falconry. It is said that being a child she suffered an accident with a sword. The point of the sword went into her right eye. Some said she did not really need the eye patch, that she was just cross-eyed.

    • Heather Jean & Calluna Jean

      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.

    • Rosellina Piano

      pianorosellina.itDoña Ana de Mendoza de la Cerda, Princesa de Éboli, duquesa de Pastrana y condesa de Mélito (1540 - 1592)

    • Eva Wallen

      Ana de Mendoza (Doña Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda, Princess of Eboli, Duchess of Pastrana). Spanish aristocrat, 1540-1592.

    • alley jordan

      Ana de Mendoza (Doña Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda, Princess of Eboli, Duchess of Pastrana). Spanish aristocrat, 1540-1592. Considered one of the more accomplished women of her time by her peers. Also regarded as one of the most beautiful ladies in Spain & lost an eye in a mock duel with a page when she was young. Married at 12 years old to Rui Gomes da Silva, 1st Prince of Éboli and minister to the King.

    • Cole Lewis

      Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Éboli (1540-1592).

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