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.
- Luisa Sigea (1522-1560)
- Diego Sigeo