Montemayor, Jorge de

Montemayor, Jorge de

▪ Portuguese writer
Montemayor also spelled  Montemor  
born c. 1520, Montemor-o-Velho, Coimbra, Port.
died Feb. 26, 1561, Turin, duchy of Savoy [Italy]

      Portuguese-born author of romances and poetry who wrote the first Spanish pastoral novel.

      Montemayor probably came to Spain in 1543 with Philip II's first wife, Mary, as a musician. He later entered the household of Joan, daughter-in-law of John III of Portugal, and he accompanied Philip II to England in 1544. He was murdered in the Piedmont, supposedly in a love feud. His most famous literary work, the pastoral novel Los siete libros de la Diana (1559?; “The Seven Books of the Diana”), was inspired in part by Jacopo Sannazzaro's pastoral romance Arcadia and included translations from León Hebreo's Dialoghi d'amore (1535). Diana went through many editions, was widely translated, and started a literary fashion in the Renaissance that spread also to France, the Low Countries, and Germany. In England, William Shakespeare used Bartholomew Young's translation of it as a source for his play The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Two Gentlemen of Verona, The).

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