Francisco de Quevedo


Born
in Madrid, Spain
August 15, 1580

Died
September 08, 1645

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Francisco Gómez de Quevedo y Santibáñez Villegas was a nobleman, politician and writer of the Spanish Golden Age. His style is categorized by what was called conceptismo, characterized by a rapid rhythm, directness, simple vocabulary, witty metaphors, and wordplay.

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