Luis de Quijada dies for Don John of Austria

February 15, 2018

Luis Quijada

In 1570, at the battle of Serón, a bullet bounced off Don John of Austria’s helmet and struck Don Luis de Quijada, who had been his tutor. On his deathbed, a week later, the tutor told the prince: “I received from the Emperor the mission to protect you. That bullet was meant to kill one of us two, and I took it, so everything is well.”

 

Edmonde Charles-Roux, Don Juan d’Autriche (Paris: Del Duca, 1959), 132 (Nobility.org translation.)

Stories on Honor, Chivalry, and the World of Nobility—no. 613

 

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