b. abt 1334, Toledo, New Castile, Spain
d. date unknown
Occupation: Mayor of Toledo, Castile La Mancha, Spain
Title: Lord of Casarrubios
Gomez Perez Vasquez de Toledo, 1308 –
Teresa Garcia de Toledo, 1312 –
Inez Alfonsa de Ayala, 1338 –
Sancha de Ayala, 1360 – 1418
Diego Gomez de Guzman de Toledo,
Lord of Casarubios, Alcalde Mayor de toledo
Descended from Muhammad
through his daughter Fatima
Sancha Blount's father was Diego Gomez de Guzman de Toledo,
Lord of Casarubios, Alcalde Mayor de Toledo, etc, from a family
that had been prominent in Spain for centuries. She used her
mother's name, however, because the house of Lopez de Ayala was
even older and more aristocratic. Ines Lopez de Ayala was from a
branch of the very ancient (Visigothic and Basque) House of Haro
and was descended from Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar ("El Cid") from
the early Spanish royal families, from the house of Lara that is
ancestral to most of the Spanish nobility, and even from the Prophet
Muhammad through several diplomatic marriages between Spanish
Nobles and the family of Muslim Caliphs of Cordoba and Granada
(the Umayyad dynasty, originally from Baghdad and direct descen-
dants of Muhammad's daughter Fatima).
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Don Diego Gomez: Additional Information
Diego was born about 1334, the son of Gomez Perez de Toledo Vazquez and Teresa Garcia de Toledo. With his wife Doña Inés Alfonso de Ayala, daughter of Fernán Pérez de Ayala, 13.señor de Ayala, and Doña Elvira Alvarez de Ceballos, señora de Escalante, he had a son and two daughters who would have progeny.
Diego was a knight of the Order de la Banda, chief notary (notario mayor) of the kingdom of Toledo (in 1351), and alcalde major de Toledo (in the 1360s successively for two kings of Castile and León, the rivals and half-brothers Pedro I 'the Cruel' and Enrique II). He died between 1373 and 29 March 1375. His palace in Toledo survives as the Dominican convent of Santa Isabel.
Leo van de Pas @ www.genealogics.org
Diago Gomez, notario mayor and alcalde mayor of Toledo (who appears to have gone without a surname, though his male relatives began using the surname "de Toledo" in his lifetime), active from around 1350 until aft 1373. Milton Rubincam and others have called him "Diego Gomez de Guzman or de Toledo", perpetuating his ambiguous placement in the largest modern compendium of medieval Spanish pedigrees, the 88 volume "Enciclopedia heradica y genealogica hispano-americana", which list his paternal line twice, under the surnames "Guzman" and "Toledo". Both pedigrees derive from the work of the renowned seventeenth-century Spanish genealogist Luis de Salazar y Castro: the "Historia geanealogica de la casa de Lara (1696) links Sancha's father's line to the great house of Guzman, whereas the "Indice de las glorias de ala Casa de Farnese (1716) shows him, more correctly, as a member of a group of Toledan noble families with the surname Toledo. The "Guzman" identity was prob postulated because some of Sancha's paternal cousins did assume the surname "Guzman", though only after inheriting it through mothers and grandmothers of that house -- lines that Sancha does not share.
(about Sancha's paternal ancestry) ... Three generations are proven by a charter of 1373, a royal confirmation of an exchange of property between Diago Gomez (Sancha's father) and his aunt Constanza on one side, and a group representing the city of Toledo on the other, resulting from the renegotiation of a legacy from Diago Gomez' grandfather Fernan Gomez. Here Diago Gomez names his father as Gomez Perez, who was son of Fernan Gomez and brother of Constanza. Fernan Gomez' father appears in all pedigrees as another Gomez Perez, also alguicil mayor of Toledo. About his father, however there is disagreement in the pedigrees. Men of this line bore as arms a castle azure on a field of gold.
NEHGR 152 Pg 36 - 48, January 1998 "Notes on The Ancestry of Sancha De Ayala by Nathaniel L. Taylor and Todd A. Farmerie: pg 37,38
Toledo Castile La Mancha Spain
Toledo is a municipality located in central Spain, 70 km south of Madrid. It is the capital of the province of Toledo. It is also the capital of autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha.
|Bisagra Gate entrance to |
Old Town of Toledo, Catile La Mancha, Spain
|Palace of Diego Gomez de Toledo|
Now a convent
|near Toledo, Castile La Mancha, Spain|
|Toledo Catile La Mancha Spain |
Birthplace of Diego and many of his children i.e. Sancha
|Vista de Toledo |
por "El Greco" Domenikos Theotokopoulos
View of Toledo (c. 1596–1600, oil on canvas, 47.75 × 42.75 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) is one of the two surviving landscapes of Toledo painted by El Greco.
|"el Greco" painting of View of Toledo with Map|
Vista y el Plan de Toledo por "El Greco" Domenikos Theotokopoulos, circa 1610. The image is of a hand-painted reproduction available from el-greco-foundation.org. Following description from wga.hu: El Greco painted several views of Toledo. Seen beneath mountainous clouds the city stirred his imagination and in this painting, as in others, the representation includes an element of fantasy and is not strictly accurate. In the El Greco Museum there is a painting in which a young man is seen holding up a map of the city. The map partially corrects the view of the city in which, to improve the composition as the inscription tells us, El Greco gave the Hospital of Don Juan Tavera a central place in the picture; transferring it from its actual setting so that the façade could be shown without blocking out the other important buildings. In the upper part of the picture there is a scene in which the Virgin presents a vestment to St. Ildefonso. The landscape is painted in brownish-green and blue tints, and the mythological and religious elements are minimal; with his pictures of Toledo El Greco created the Spanish landscape, a branch of art which was nevertheless neglected until the emergence of Velázquez. It is sometimes supposed that the young man is a portrait of El Greco's son, who was, however, at least thirty years old at that time. Oil on canvas, 132 x 228 cm Museo de El Greco, Toledo.