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Diego de Saavedra Fajardo (1584–1648)

Saavedra Fajardo, Diego de (sä-vā’drä ē fä-här’dō). A Spanish moralist; born at Algezarez in Murcia, 1584; died at Madrid, Aug. 24, 1648. His most notable work is ‘The Type of a Christian Prince’ (1640), written for the instruction of the son of Philip IV., who died before attaining his majority. He wrote also the poem ‘The Republic of Letters’ (1670); a dialogue between Mercury and Lucian on the follies of European statesmen (first printed 1787); and ‘The Gothic, Castilian, and Austrian Crown’ (reprinted 1887).