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Juan Bautista Diamante (1625?–1687)

Diamante, Juan Bautista (dē-ä-män’tė). A Spanish playwright; born about 1625; died in 1687. Of his plays, 45 are extant. All are founded, on Spanish history; two on legends of the Cid, one—‘Who Honors his Father’—an adaptation of Corneille’s ‘Cid.’ Diamante wrote some religious or “spiritual” plays, and a few musical dramas; of the last class, ‘Alpheus and Arethusa’ is held the best.