Diego Guillén de Ávila

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Leticia Magaña (Universidad de Alicante)

Diego Guillén de Ávila (c.1455 – c.1510) was a Spanish poet and translator active during the reign of the Catholic Monarchs. Son to poet Pero Guillén de Segovia (1413-c.1475), this is, in fact, one of the few clues that shed light onto the unknown life of the author. There are contradicting studies regarding when and where Guillén de Ávila was born. Nevertheless, most of them concur that he was born around the second half of the 15th century. As for his birthplace, some critics believe that the de Ávila in his signature is an irrefutable proof that he was born in this city. Although we have not found any birth records suggesting the contrary or any other information that relates Diego to the city of Ávila, …

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Citation: Magaña, Leticia. "Diego Guillén de Ávila". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 April 2016 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13641, accessed 05 February 2023.]

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