Fernández de Moratín, Leandro

Fernández de Moratín, Leandro lāän´drō fārnän´dāth dā mōrātēn´ [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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