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Encyclopedia > Juan Boscán Almogáver

Juan Boscán Almogáver (1490? - 1542), Spanish poet, was born about the close of the 15th century. Events Tirant Lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell, Martí Joan De Galba is published. ... Events War resumes between Francis I of France and Emperor Charles V. This time Henry VIII of England is allied to the Emperor, while James V of Scotland and Sultan Suleiman I are allied to the French. ... Poets are authors of poems, or of other forms of poetry such as dramatic verse. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ...


He was a Catalan of patrician birth, and, after some years of military service, became tutor to the duke of Alva. His poems were published in 1543 at Barcelona by his widow. They are divided into sections which mark the stages of Boscán's poetical evolution. Catalan (Catal , Valenci ) is a Romance language spoken by as many as approximately 12 million people in portions of Spain, France, Andorra and Italy, although the majority of Catalan speakers are in Spain. ... Events February 21 - Battle of Wayna Daga - A combined army of Ethiopian and Portuguese troops defeat the armies of Adal led by Ahmed Gragn. ... Barcelona within Barcelonès Population (2003) 1,582,738 Area 1004 Km2 Population density (2001) 15,764/Km2 Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, an autonomous region in northeastern Spain (41°23′ N 2°11′ E). ...


The first book contains poems in the old Castilian metres, written in his youth, before 1526, in which year he became acquainted with the Venetian ambassador, Andrea Navagiero, who urged him to adopt Italian measures, and this advice gave a new turn to Boscán's activity. Events January 14 - Treaty of Madrid. ...


The remaining books contain a number of pieces in the Italian manner, the longest of these being Hero y Leander, a poem in blank verse, based on Musaeus. Boscán's best effort, the Octava Rima, is a skilful imitation of Petrarch and Bembo. Blank verse is a type of poetry, distinguished by having a regular meter, but no rhyme. ... From the c. ... Pietro Bembo (May 20, 1470 - 18 January 1547), Italian cardinal and scholar. ...


Boscán also published in 1534 an admirable translation of Castigliones Il Cortegiano. Italian measures had been introduced into Spanish literature by Íñigo López de Mendoza (Santillana) and Villalpando; it is Boscán's distinction to have naturalized these forms definitively, and to have founded a poetic school. Events May 10 - Jacques Cartier explores Newfoundland while searching for the Northwest Passage. ... Íñigo López de Mendoza, marqués de Santillana (August 19, 1398 - March 25, 1458), Castilian poet, was born at Carrión de los Condes in Old Castile. ...


The best edition of his poems is that issued at Madrid in 1875 by MJ Knapp; for his indebtedness to earlier writers, see Francesco Flamini, Studi di storia literaria italiana e straniera (Livorno, 1895). Coat of arms Plaza de España (Spain square) Madrid, the capital of Spain, is located in the center of the country at 40°25′ N 3°45′ W. Population of the city of Madrid proper was 3,093,000 (Madrilenes, madrileños) as of 2003 estimates. ...


This article incorporates text from the public domain 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1911) in many ways represents the sum of knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century. ...


 
 

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