Éboli, Ana de Mendoza de la Cerda, princesa de

Éboli, Ana de Mendoza de la Cerda, princesa de ä´nä ᵺā māndō´thä ᵺā lä thār´dä prēnthā´sä ᵺā ā´bōlē [key], 1540–92, Spanish noblewoman. After the death (1573) of her husband, Ruy Gómez, principe de Éboli, she is supposed by romantic tradition to have had an affair with Antonio Pérez . She was certainly involved in political intrigues with him and shared his disgrace after the murder of Juan de Escobedo . She spent the years after 1579 in prison and enforced retirement. She appears in Schiller's Don Carlos.

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