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Álvaro de Luna

(c. 1388—1453)

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Castile

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A region of central Spain, on the central plateau of the Iberian peninsula, formerly an independent Spanish kingdom. The marriage of Isabella of Castile to Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469...

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Gómez Manrique

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(c.1412–c.1490),

Spanish playwright and poet, the nephew of the marquis of Santillana and the uncle of the soldier and poet Jorge Manrique. He fought against the army of Álvaro de...

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John II

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1405–54),

King of Castile and León, was born on 6 March 1405, the son of King Henry III (Enrique III, known as ‘Henry the Sickly’) and his wife Catherine, daughter ...

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Juan de Mena

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1411–56)

Court bureaucrat and avant-garde Córdoban poet, whose allegorical Laberinto de Fortuna (or Las trescientas; 1444) established a new model for heroic verse, and became an...

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Juan II, king of Castile

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(1405–54)

Juan II came to the throne in 1406 at the age of a year and ten months. His reign was characterized by sustained economic growth, the development of a ...

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Madrid

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

Capital city of Spain. Ceramics see Buen retiro Porcelain Factory; Moncloa Porcelain Factory. Hardstones see Buen retiro pietre Dure and mosaic Workshop. Tapestry see Real fábrica de...

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Santillana, Íñigo López de Mendoza, marqués de

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(1398–1458)

Castilian magnate and member of the Mendoza clan (his uncle was Pero López de Ayala). A versatile and innovative poet, he was also a renowned cultural patron and...

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Sebastián de Almonacid

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Art.

(fl. 1482–9),

Spanish sculptor also known as ‘El Maestro Sebastián’. He contributed to the main reredos at Toledo Cathedral, where he or one of his pupils also made the tomb ...

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