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Moratin, Nicholas Fernandez de, 1737-1780 (Spanish poet and dramatist)



  • Existence: 1737 - 1780


Nicholas Fernandez de Moratin (1737-1780), poet and dramatist, was born in Madrid. He attended the Jesuit College in Calatayud before studying law at the University of Valladolid. He was subsequently Professor of Poetry at the Imperial College. Moratin was influenced by French methods, and was a critic of Spanish drama. He died in Madrid in May 1780.

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Nicholas Fernandez de Moratin: Arte de Putear

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7813
Scope and Contents

A seventy-six page poetic work with 23-26 lines per page. At the back of the volume is a wrapper of 'papel sellado' dated 1822. The date of the wrapper suggests that the manuscript was one of the papers used by the editor of Moratin's Obras postumas (Barcelona, 1821), although it does not appear in that edition, and is apparently unpublished.

Dates: 1750 (Circa)
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