"FRANCES DE NACION, VARON DOCTISSIMO": DIEGO SIGEO, LUISA SIGEA'S FATHER

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Abstract

In this article, we propose to present a deeper analysis, based on new data, of the figure of Diogo Sigeu, the father of Luisa Sigeia (1522-1560), Spanish writer who lived between the two Iberian kingdoms. Despite being a well recognized figure by her contemporaries and widely known by current historiography (especially the Spanish one), the polyglot's familiar origins are vaguely known and even somewhat abstract. Although there is some sort of solid data regarding Diogo's first years in Portugal, we have been able to elaborate a new biographical hypothesis, under the lights of new data and an attentive re-reading of the sources, that shows us much more about his hidden humanistic personality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-108
Number of pages26
JournalLibros de la Corte.es
Volume11
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Luisa Sigea (1522-1560)
  • Diego Sigeo
  • Biography

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