Biography of Gonzalo Pérez (ca. 1506-ca. 1566)

Political and religious Spanish, born towards the 1506 in Monreal de Ariza (Zaragoza) and dead to 1566 in undetermined place. He/She belonged to a family of middle position, suspected of having Jewish background. He/She studied at Salamanca and became Archdeacon of Sepulveda and Abbot of San Isidoro de León. He/She was a man of uncommon culture, a poet of little flight, although a humanist of carving, which translated the Odyssey and brought a magnificent library, then acquired by Felipe II. He/She worked with Alfonso Valdés and Francisco Cobos, who initiated him in public affairs. From 1541 he/she constantly accompanied the future Felipe II, as a Secretary.