He was appointed to a post in the household of the heir apparent, Philip, by the interest of his maternal uncle Don Baltasar de Zuniga, who was the head of the prince's establishment.
Olivares could now boast to his uncle Don Baltasar de Zuniga that he was "all."
Don Juan de Zuniga, who was appointed to teach him the use of arms, was more conscientious; but he had a very poor pupil.
In1494-1495Juan de Zuniga was prevailed upon to resign the grand-mastership to Ferdinand, who thereupon vested it in his own person as king; and this arrangement was ratified by a bull of Pope Alexander VI., and was declared permanent by Pope Adrian VI.
The yearly income of Zuniga at the time of his resignation amounted to 150,000 ducats.
Martinez de Zuniga, Historia de las islas Philipinas (Sampaloc, 1803; Eng.