Castillejo, Cristóbal de

Castillejo, Cristóbal de

Castillejo, Cristóbal de (krēstōˈbäl dā kästēlyāˈhō), c.1490–1550, Spanish poet of the Renaissance. As secretary to the king of Bohemia, Castillejo visited Vienna and other European cities. His poems are grouped under the titles Obras de amores [works of love] and Obras morales y de devoción [moral and devotional works]. His Diálogo de la vida de corte is a clever and perceptive picture of life at court. He championed the traditional Spanish as against the Italian verse form.
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