Acclaimed Writer. Considered one of the most important Spanish playwrights in the Siglo de Oro (Golden Century). He wrote over 2,200 plays, but only 500 have survived. Among his books are "Fuenteovejuna," "La Dama Boba," "El Caballero de Olmedo," "El Mejor Alcalde, el Rey," and his poems "Soneto de Repente," "Qué Tengo yo que mi Amistad Procuras," and "A mis Soledades Voy," He was nicknamed Fénix de los Ingenios.
Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni