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Antonio Hurtado de Mendoza (1586–1644)

Hurtado de Mendoza, Antonio (men-dō’thä). A Spanish dramatist and poet; born 1586; died in 1644. He was private secretary of Philip IV., and a member of the Inquisition. Among his best plays are ‘The Obligations of Lying,’ and ‘The Husband Makes the Wife.’ He wrote also many ballads and lyrics, and a ‘Life of Our Lady’ in about 800 roundelays.