Sigenza y Gngora, Carlos de

Sigenza y Gngora, Carlos de krl?s ?? s?gw?ns ? g?ngg?r [key], 1645?1700, Mexican writer and humanist. The foremost intellectual figure of colonial Mexico, he wrote on mathematics, astronomy, history, geography, and other fields. His works include Manifiesto filosfico contra los cometas [philosophical treatise against comets] (1680) and Infortunios de Alonso Ramrez (1690; tr. The Misadventures of Alonso Ramrez, 1962), a forerunner of the novel in Latin America.

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