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Manuel José Quintana (1772–1857)

Quintana, Manuel José (kēn-tä’nä). A Spanish poet; born in Madrid, April 11, 1772; died on March 11, 1857. He was lawyer, journalist, and man of letters, as well as poet. He was governor or preceptor to the young Queen Isabella, was made senator and peer in 1835, and crowned with laurel in 1855. His most famous works are the ‘Lives of Celebrated Spaniards’ (1807–1833), and ‘Odes to Free Spain.’