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Garcilaso de la Vega

Garcilaso de la Vega (1503-1536), a Spanish soldier-poet, was born at Toledo. He fought in Charles V.'s army against the French and the Turks, and was mortally wounded at the siege of the castle of Frejus. He was the first to introduce Italian hendecasyllabics into Spain, and was imitated by Lope de Vega, and is often quoted and commended by Cervantes. An edition of his works, was published in 1765 at Madrid, and they have been translated into English.