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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

José Echegaray (1832–1916)

Echegaray, José (ā-chā-gär-ä’ē). A notable Spanish dramatist; born in Madrid, 1832; died there in 1916. He was author of several treatises on mechanics, civil engineering and economics, and was for a time minister of commerce and of public instruction. Since 1874, when the production of ‘The Avenger’s Wife’ opened a new and brilliant life for the Spanish stage, he gave himself wholly to the drama and for more than thirty years was the most popular dramatist in Spain. Among his numerous pieces may be named: ‘The Great Galeotto’; ‘Madman or Saint’; ‘Conflict between Two Duties’; ‘A Merry Life and a Sad Death’; ‘Mariana.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).