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Pedro de Padilla (1550–1595)

Padilla, Pedro de (pä-dē’lyä). A Spanish poet; born at Linares; died about 1595. He was a friend of Cervantes, and a notable improvisator. He renounced the world in his old age and became a Carmelite friar (1585). His works consist of lyric and bucolic poems, satires, spiritual songs, and metrical romances: some of them, especially the eclogues, are among the best of their time. His poems were published under the titles: ‘Treasury of Various Poems’ (1575); ‘Pastoral Eclogues’ (1581); ‘Romances’ (1583); ‘Spiritual Garden’ (1585); ‘Grandeurs and Excellencies of the Virgin Our Lady’ (1587).