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Gongora, Luis de Gongora y Argote (1561-1627), a Spanish poet, was born at Cordova. He studied law at Salamanca, but eventually took orders, and became chaplain to Philip III. He wrote sonnets, lyrical poems, and guitar-songs, and in his later works was decidedly euphuistic, like the earlier Elizabethans in England. An incomplete edition was published in the year of his death, and in 1659 a complete edition appeared at Brussels. Solidades and Pyramo y Thisbe are the names of two of his longer poems.