Their judgment was based more upon blind wishing than upon sound reasoning. For it is a habit of mankind to entrust to careless hope what they long for, and to thrust aside what they do not fancy. — Thucydides

Antonio de Mendoza

1495–1552
Civilization: Hispanic — Mexico
   Field of Renown:  statesman — Viceroy
Era:  Mexico

First Viceroy of New Spain, competent and kind to natives. Laid the groundwork for Spanish dominion over Mexico.

Other Resources


Story Links
Book Links
Rule of the Spanish Viceroys  in  The Story of Mexico  by  Charles Morris
Governors and Ecclesiastics  in  A Short History of Mexico  by  Arthur Howard Noll