Peralta Barnuevo, Pedro de

Peralta Barnuevo, Pedro de pā´ᵺrō ᵺā pāräl´tä bärnwā´vō [key], 1664–1743, Peruvian writer. Although his major literary interests were drama and poetry, he also wrote on astronomy, mathematics, and history. His play La rodoguna (1710) shows the influence of Corneille . Other works are Triunfos de amor y poder [triumphs of love and power] (1711), a play in the Baroque tradition; and Lima fundada o conquista del Perú [the founding of Lima or conquest of Peru] (1732).

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