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Juan de Mena

Mena, Juan de (hwän dā māˈnä) [key], 1411–56, Spanish poet and scholar. Influenced by the Italian school, he modeled his chief work Laberinto de Fortuna (1444) upon Dante. This 300-stanza allegorical poem was the major Spanish harbinger of the Renaissance. His Coronación, a didactic allegory, is more conventionally medieval.

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