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Agustín Moreto (1618–1669)

Moreto y Cabaña, Agustín (mō-rā’tō ē kä-bä’nyä). A noted Spanish dramatist; born at Madrid about 1618; died at Toledo, Oct. 28, 1669. He introduced into Spain the comedy of character and manners. ‘Disdain for Disdain,’ his chief work, was one of the four classical masterpieces of the old Spanish stage; ‘The Handsome Don Diego’ contained excellent character-drawing; ‘Snares Ahead’ (Trampa Adelante) won high success; and ‘The Valiant Justiciary’ and ‘The Power of Blood’ were good specimens of his more earnest writing.