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Leandro Fernández de Moratín (1760–1828)

Fernández de Moratín, Leandro (mō-rä-tēn’). A noted Spanish dramatist and poet, son of Nicolas F.; born at Madrid, March 10, 1760; died at Paris, June 21, 1828. He has been called “the Spanish Molière.” Among his plays were: ‘The Old Man and the Young Girl’ (1790), his best drama; ‘The New Comedy’ (1792); ‘The Baron’ (1803); ‘The Female Hypocrite’ (1804); ‘The Girl’s Yes’ (1806); etc. He wrote also ‘Origins of the Spanish Stage’; lyrical poems; etc.