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Lope de Vega (1562–1635)

Vega, Lope de (Lope Felix de Vega Carpio). A celebrated Spanish dramatist; born in Madrid, Nov. 25, 1562; died on Aug. 21, 1635. He is credited with 1,500 comedies, of which over 500 are extant and 340 well known; ‘King and Peasant’ is most frequently acted. He also wrote two narrative poems, ‘Angelica’ and ‘Jerusalem Conquered’; five mythological poems, ‘Circe,’ ‘Andromeda,’ ‘Philomela,’ ‘Orpheus,’ and ‘Proserpine’; three historical poems; ‘San Isidro,’ ‘The Dragon,’ and ‘The Maid of Almudena’; and a comic-heroic poem, ‘Gatomachy’ (War of Cats); besides sonnets, and several novels, including ‘Journey through my Country.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).