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Francisco de Rioja (1583?–1659)

Rioja, Francisco de (rē-ō’Hä). A Spanish poet; born at Seville about 1583; died at Madrid, Aug. 8, 1659. He was a great scholar, librarian of the royal library and Chronicler of Castile, and one of the best poets of his time. His best-known work is ‘Epístola Moral á Fabio,’ full of sound advice regarding the superiority of a quiet and unassuming life. He wrote many sonnets under the titles of ‘To Riches,’ ‘To Poverty,’ ‘To the Spring,’ ‘To the Rose,’ and ‘Silvas.’ His ‘Poems,’ with extensive biography, were published in 1867, and additions in 1872.