Cano, Alonso, painter, was born in 1601 at Granada. By reason of his skill he was called the "Michael Angelo of Spain." In 1638 he was appointed painter and architect to the king, having acquired a reputation through his statues for the church of Lebrija. His wife having been murdered, he was suspected on account of his known ungovernable temper, and was subject to the torture, which, however, elicited no confession. He subsequently became a priest, and died in 1667.