Garcilaso de la Vega





Garcilaso de la Vega

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born
Toledo, Spain
died
October 04, 1536

gender
male

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Garcilaso de la Vega (Toledo, c. 1501– Le Muy, Nice, France, October 14, 1536), was a Spanish soldier and poet. The prototypical "Renaissance man," he was the most influential (though not the first or the only) poet to introduce Italian Renaissance verse forms, poetic techniques and themes to Spain. His exact birth date is unknown, but estimations by scholars put his year of birth between 1498 and 1503.

Garcilaso was born in the Spanish city of Toledo. His father, Pedro Suárez de Figueroa, was a noble in the royal court of the Catholic Kings. His mother's name was Sancha de Guzmán. He had six brothers and sisters: Leanor, Pedro, Fernando, Francisco, Gonzalo, and Juana. Garcilaso was the second-oldest son which meant he did not receive the ma...more


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Sonetos
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Garcilaso de la Vega: Poesias
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Comentarios reales
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 1608 — 20 editions
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Églogas
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1543 — 5 editions
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Canciones
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Egloga I y Seleccion de Son...
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Obras
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Poesias Escogidas
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3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2000
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Égloga III
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“For you was I born, for you do I have life, for you will I die, for you am I now dying.”
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