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Mercurio López Pacheco, 9th Duke of Escalona

Mercurio Antonio López Pacheco
9th Duke of Escalona
Portrait at the Real Academia Española, 1757
Born
Mercurio Antonio López Pacheco y Portugal Acuña Manrique Silva Girón y Portocarrero

(1679-05-09)9 May 1679
Escalona (Toledo), Spain
Died7 June 1738(1738-06-07) (aged 59)
Madrid, Spain
Seat Q of the Real Academia Española
In office
15 April 1714 – 7 June 1738
Preceded bySeat established
Succeeded byJuan López Pacheco
Director of the Real Academia Española
In office
29 June 1725 – 7 June 1738
Preceded byJuan Manuel Fernández Pacheco
Succeeded byAndrés Fernández Pacheco

Mercurio Antonio López Pacheco y Portugal Acuña Manrique Silva Girón y Portocarrero, twice Grandee of Spain, 9th Duke of Escalona, 9th Marquis of Villena, 15th Count of Castañeda, 11th Count of San Esteban de Gormaz and 9th Count of Xiquena (Escalona, 9 May 1679 – Madrid, 7 June, 1738), was a Spanish aristocrat and academician.

He was the son of the 1st Director of the Royal Spanish Academy (founded 1713) Juan Manuel Fernández Pacheco 8th Duke of Escalona, and himself was its 2nd lifetime Director from 1725 to 1738. He was promoted to be a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1724 and was Mayordomo mayor to the King and chief of his Royal Household from 1725 to 1738.

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