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Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga (1533–1594)

Ercilla y Zúñiga, Alonso de (ār-thēl’yä ē thön-yē’gä). A Spanish poet; born in Bermeo, Aug. 7, 1533; died in 1594. He served against the Araucanian natives of Chili, and wrote a historico-epical poem, ‘The Araucanian Woman,’ in 37 cantos, which apart from a few episodes is a faithful narrative of what he saw. Cervantes in ‘Don Quixote’ ranks it with the finest of the Italian epics.