Juan de Idiáquez
Juan de Idiáquez
Historical Figure
Nationality: Spain
Date of Birth: 1540
Date of Death: 1614
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Politician, Nobility, Secretary
Turtledove 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 BritanniaEdit

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.