Antonio De Herrera Y Tordesillas

Antonio De Herrera Y Tordesillas, a Spanish historian, born at Cuellar, in the province of Segovia, about 1549, died in Madrid, March 29, 1625. He early went to Italy, where he became secretary to Vespasiano Gonzaga, with whom he subsequently returned to Spain. His patron when dying recommended him to Philip II., who appointed him first historiographer of the Indies and one of the historiographers of Castile, titles which he preserved under Philip III. and Philip IV. His reputation rests on his Historia general de los hechos de los Caste-llanos en las islas y tierra firme del mar Oceano (4 vols., Madrid, 1601-15). His other works, including Historia general del mundo del tiem-po del senor rey Don Felipe II. desde 1559 hasta su muerte (3 vols., Madrid, 1601-'12), and Historia de Portugal y conquista de las islas de los Azores (in 5 books, 1591), were, according to Ticknor, all written under the influence of contemporary passions.

Antonio De Solis

Antonio De Solis, a Spanish historian, born in Alcala de Henares, July 18, 1610, died in Madrid, April 19, 1686. After becoming celebrated as a dramatist and poet, he was appointed official historiographer, and entered holy orders in 1667. His principal historical work is Historia de la conquista de Mexico (fol., Madrid, 1684; new ed., Paris, 1858; English translation by Townsend, 2 vols, London, 1724, reprinted in 1738 and 1753). His most celebrated play, La Gitanilla, or "The Pretty Gypsy Girl," is founded on Montal-van's piece borrowed from the story of Cervantes. A collection of his plays appeared at Madrid in 1732.

Antonio De Zamora

Antonio De Zamora, a Spanish dramatist, born in the latter half of the 17th century, died after 1730. He was a chamberlain of King Philip V. His plays have been collected in two volumes, the best being Mazariegos y Monsalves, El hecMzado por fuerza, and his Don Juan after Tirso de Molina's El burlador de Sevilla, 6 el convidado de piedra, which furnished the groundwork of the modern treatment of the subject.

Antonio Giudice Cellamare

Antonio Giudice Cellamare, prince of, duke of Giovenazzo, a Spanish diplomatist of Genoese origin, born in Naples in 1657, died in Seville, May 16, 1733. Brought up at the court of Charles II. of Spain, he afterward fought the battles of his successor, Philip V., against the imperialists. Taken prisoner in 1707, ho was detained till 1712. Three years after his return to Spain he was sent to France as ambassador. Here he joined in the conspiracies planned against the duke of Orleans, with a view of vesting the regency of France in Philip of Spain; but the plot was discovered, and the seizure of Cellamare's despatches laid bare the whole details. He was sent out of France at once, and on his return was appointed captain general of Old Castile, in which post he died.

Antonio Joze

Antonio Joze, a Portuguese dramatist, born in Lisbon early in the 18th century, burnt there, Sept. 23, 1745. His comic plays were very popular, especially "Don Quixote" and "AEsop" Being of Jewish descent, he was accused of Judaism, and condemned by the inquisition to die at the stake. His works are included in the Theatre comico portuguez (5 vols., Lisbon, 1759-'62).