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Leandro Fernández de Moratín

Fernández de Moratín, Leandro (lāänˈdrō fārnänˈdāth dā mōrātēnˈ) [key], 1760–1828, Spanish dramatist and poet. A supporter of Joseph Bonaparte, he lived in exile in France after Bonaparte fell. Molière, whose works he translated, was his literary model. His plays, satiric and psychologically acute, include El sí de las niñas [the maidens' consent] (1806), for which he was denounced to the Inquisition. He was subsequently compelled to give up playwriting.

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