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Antonio de Solís y Rivadeneyra

Solís y Rivadeneyra, Antonio de (äntōˈnyō ħā sōlēsˈ ē rēˌväħānāˈrä) [key], 1610–86, Spanish historian and dramatic poet. His intricate comic dramas were popular at court and the best are still performed. He is celebrated for his Historia de la conquista de Méjico (1684), one of the finest prose works of the 17th cent. It is not considered a great history, however, as it ignores the Aztec tragedy while glorifying Cortés.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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