José Zorrilla

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Poet, Playwright(1817–1893)
Spanish poet and dramatist José Zorrilla, a major figure of the nationalist wing of the Spanish Romantic movement, made his name with verse leyendas (legends).

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José Zorrilla was born February 21, 1817 in Valladolid, Spain. The major figure of the nationalist wing of the Spanish Romantic movement, he made his name with verse leyendas (“legends”) about remote times and places. His greatest success was Don Juan Tenorio (1844), the most popular play of 19th-century Spain. In 1889 he was crowned the national poet.

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