Mencía de Mendoza
Mencía de Mendoza y Fonseca (30 November 1508 - 4 January 1554) was a Dutch culture patron. She was a leading figure of the Renaissance in the Netherlands and known for her progressive opinions of the education of women.
Mencía was the daughter of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar y Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Cenete and María de Fonseca y Toledo. She married Henry III of Nassau-Breda in 1524 and Ferdinand, Duke of Calabria in 1542. The couple became renowned for their patronage in literary and artistic works.
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