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Ribadeneyra, Antonio de Solis y, 1610-1686 (Spanish dramatist and historian)



  • Existence: 1610 - 1686


Antonio de Solis y Ribadeneyra (1610-1686), dramatist and historian, was born at Alcala de Henares. He studied law at Salamanca, where he began to write plays. He became secretary to the Count of Oropesa, and in 1654 was appointed secretary to Philip IV, and subsequently chronicler of the Indies. He abandoned playwriting after taking orders in 1667. De Solis was the author of Histoire de la conquete du Mexique (1684). He died in Madrid in 1686.

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Antonio de Solis: Obras

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7823
Scope and Contents

A collection of sixty-six pieces, including poems, sonnets, romances and epigrams, in the hands of two scribes. There is a table of contents at the end.

Dates: 1650 (Circa)
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