Juan Manuel, Infante de Castile (hwän mänwĕlˈ, ēnfänˈtā ħā kästēˈlā) [key], 1282–1349?, Spanish nobleman, soldier, and writer; nephew of Alfonso X (called the Wise). Juan Manuel was a wealthy and powerful prince. His masterpiece is the Libro del Conde Lucanor (1323–35, tr. 1868), a collection of 50 didactic tales that were source material for several major writers, including Boccaccio, Chaucer, and Calderón.
See study by H. T. Sturcken (1974).
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