Pedro González de Mendoza
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Historical Figure
Nationality: Spain
Date of Birth: 1428
Date of Death: 1495
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Religion: Catholicism
Occupation: Clergyman, nobleman, politician
Children: Three
Fictional Appearances:
"Report of the Special Committee on the Quality of Life"
POD: ca. 1491
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference

Pedro González de Mendoza (3 May 1428 – 11 January 1495) was a Spanish cardinal and statesman. The scion of a very wealthy family, throughout his career, González was a firm supporter of the Spanish crown, becoming an important ally of Isabella I of Castile. He also financially supported the Spanish army's conquest of Granada, and was an early advocate for Christopher Columbus.

Pedro González de Mendoza in "Report of the Special Committee on the Quality of Life"[]

Pedro González de Mendoza headed the second committee appointed by King Fernando and Queen Isabella to examine the feasibility of Cristóbal Colón's proposal to reach the Indies by sailing west. This committee rejected the plan in 1491.

Jaime Nosénada, chairman of the Special Committee on the Quality of Life, referenced the González commission's conclusion in his own report rejecting the Colón plan.[1]


  1. See, e.g., Departures, pg. 141.
Religious titles
Preceded by
Pedro Lopez de Miranda
Bishop of Calahorra
1453 - 1467
Succeeded by
Rodrigo Sanchez de Arevalo
Preceded by
Juan de Mella
Bishop of Sigüenza
1468 - 1495
Succeeded by
Bernardino Lopez de Carvajal and Sande
Preceded by
Francisco de Santillana
Bishop of Osma
1482 - 1482
Succeeded by
Rafael Riario Sansoni
Preceded by
Alfonso Carrillo de Acuña
Archbishop of Toledo
1482 - 1495
Succeeded by
Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros