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Ramón de Mesonero Romanos (1803–1882)

Mesonero y Romanos, Ramón de (mā-sō-nā’rō rō-mä’nōs). A Spanish descriptive writer and historian, employing sometimes the pseudonym “El Curioso Parlante” (The Inquisitive Chatterer); born at Madrid, July 19, 1803; died there, April 30, 1882. He was connected with the national library, Madrid (1845). He wrote: ‘Manual of Madrid’ (3d ed. 1844), containing apt pictures of life there; ‘Madrid Panorama’ (2 vols., 1832–35); ‘Types and Characters’ (1843–62); ‘Mementos of Travel in France and Belgium’ (1842); ‘Ancient Madrid’ (1861), a scholarly history; etc. He founded and edited the Spanish Pictorial Weekly (8 vols., 1836).