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Juan de la Cueva (1550?–1610?)

Cueva, Juan de la (kwā’vä). A Spanish poet (1550?–1610?); born at Seville. He is one of the founders of Spanish national drama. In a volume of ‘Works’ (1582) he published a number of lyric poems, sonnets, songs, and elegies, including the ‘Lament of Venus over Adonis’; noteworthy is his ‘Phœbean Chorus of Historical Romances’ (1587). His greatest epic is ‘The Conquest of Betica’ (1603). He wrote four, tragedies, one of them on ‘The Sack of Rome’ by the Constable Bourbon; and ten comedies, one of the best being ‘The Aged Lover.’