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Victor Balaguer (1824–1901)

Balaguer, Victor (bä-lä-gãr’). A noted Spanish-Catalan poet, novelist, and historian; born in Barcelona, Dec. 11, 1824; died in 1901. As a poet he first attracted notice by his dramas, taken partly from antiquity, partly from Catalan history; among them are: ‘Sappho’; ‘Don Enrique the Magnificent’; ‘Juan de Padilla’; ‘Coriolanus.’ Of his lyrics the best are embodied in the collection ‘The Troubadour of Montserrat’ (1850). He also wrote widely read historical romances and tales, among which ‘Don Juan de Serravalle’ deserves especial mention. Other works are: ‘Historical and Political Studies’ (1876); ‘History of Catalonia’ (1886–89), and ‘Political and Literary History of the Troubadours’ (1878–80).