Fun Facts Friday: Lope Félix de Vega
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / November 25, 2016

Lope Félix de Vega (25 November, 1562 – 27 August, 1635) was a Spanish playwright, poet and novelist. The first signs of the author’s genius were in childhood, at age 5 he could read Spanish and Latin, at age 10 he was already translating from Latin. The author joined the Spanish navy in 1583 and saw action at the Battle of Ponta Delgada. He was commanded by Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquis of Santa Cruz, who would later become a close friend. After breaking up with his long time love, Elena Osorio (a married woman), de Vega launch bitter and cruel attacks on her and his family that he ended up serving an eight year sentence for libel, and a two banishment from Castile. Lope de Vega is still known as a key figures in the Spanish Golden Century of Baroque literature Cervantes nicknamed him “The Phoenix of Wits” and “Prodigy of Nature” due to the volume of his work Lope de Vega is regarded as one of the greatest dramatists in Western literature, his plays are still produced to this day around the world. There are over 3,000 sonnets, 3 novels, 4 novellas 9 epic poems, and about 500…

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