Diego de Saavedra y Fajardo

Saavedra y Fajardo, Diego de (dyāˈgō ħā sävāˈħrä ē fähärˈħō) [key], 1584–1648, Spanish writer and diplomat in the reign of Philip IV. His chief works are Empresas políticas [political maxims] (1640), a political treatise widely translated and read in the 17th cent., and República literaria [the literary republic] (1655), a work of literary criticism.

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