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Ventura de la Vega (1807–1865)

Vega, Ventura de la (vā’gä dā lä vān-tö’rä). An Argentine poet; born in Buenos Aires, July 14, 1807; died in Madrid, Spain, in 1865. After political imprisonment he held places in the Spanish government; was secretary to Queen Maria Christina, and in 1856 was appointed director of the Royal Conservatory. He wrote: ‘The Song of Songs’ (1826); ‘An Epithalamic Cantata’ (1827); ‘Agitation,’ an ode (1834); ‘The 18th of June’ (1837); ‘The Defense of Seville,’ an ode (1838); ‘The Man of the World,’ a comedy (1840); and the tragedies ‘The Death of Cæsar’ (1842); ‘Don Fernando de Antequera’ (1845). He is considered one of the best modern Spanish poets.