Ayala, Pedro Lopez d', a Spanish statesman and soldier born in 1332. He served under Peter the Cruel and his three successors in the monarchy of Castile. At the battle of Najera he fell into the hands of the English and was brought a prisoner to England, where, as he tells us in a poem, Rimado de Palacio, he suffered great hardships. He went as ambassador to Charles V. of France and held the office of grand chamberlain and chancellor. Among his works were a translation of Livy and a chronicle of the kings of Castile. He died in 1407.