Juan de Idiáquez
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Historical Figure
Nationality: Spain
Date of Birth: 1540
Date of Death: 1614
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Religion: Catholicism
Occupation: Politician, Nobility, Secretary
Fictional Appearances:
Ruled Britannia
POD: July-August, 1588
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference

Juan de Idiáquez (12 March 1540 - 12 October 1614) was a Spanish politician. He served as the personal secretary of King Philip II of Spain, and state councilor to Philip III of Spain.

Juan de Idiáquez in Ruled Britannia[]

William Shakespeare made the still living Juan de Idiáquez a character in the play King Philip in 1597. He cast Lope de Vega in the role as a means of distracting de Vega from the concurrent plans to stage Boudicca.[1]


  1. Ruled Britannia, pg. 210.