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Molina, Tirso de (Gabriel Tellez)

Born: 1584? AD
Died: 1648 AD.

Nationality: Spanish
Categories: Dramatist


1579 - Born on October in Madrid.

1600 - He studied at the Alcalá de Henares, joined the Order of Mercy on the 4th of November.

1601 - Entered the Monastery of San Antolín at Guadalajara, Spain on the 21st of January.

1615 - He had been writing plays for ten years when he was sent by his superiors on a mission to the West Indies.

1617 - Returning to Europe.

1626 - He had not lost his interest in the theatre, and published twelve representative pieces as the first part of his dramatic works.

         - He became superior of the monastery at Trujillo.

1632 - In May, he was appointed chronicler of the Order of Mercy.

1635 - His Deleitar aprovechando is a devout counterpart of the Cigarrales de Toledo, much inferior to its predecessor in interest.

1639 - He compiled the elaborate Historia de la merced, which occupied him till December 24, and still survives in manuscript.

1645 - On the 29th of September, Tirso de Molina became superior of the monastery at Soría, and died there.

1648 - Died on the 12th of March.


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