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Garcia de Resende

Resende, Garcia de (gərsēˈə də rəzĕnˈdə) [key], c.1470–1536, Portuguese poet and chronicler. Resende's Cancioneiro geral (1516) is a compilation of the court poetry of his day, the best of which is his own. His lament for the death of Inés de Castro is generally regarded as his finest poem. His chronicles, stories and descriptions of dress, manners, and court customs, are an invaluable historical source.

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