Garcilaso de la Vega

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, 1539–1616, Peruvian historian; son of the Spanish conquistador Sebastián Garcilaso de la Vega and an Incan princess and therefore called the Inca. He grew up in Peru during the turbulent post-Conquest period.
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Garcilaso de la Vega

(gärthēlä`sō thā lä vā`gä), 1503?–1536, lyric poet of the Spanish Golden Age, b. Toledo. Garcilaso, the embodiment of the cultured and gifted courtier, was chiefly responsible for the renovation of Spanish poetry. He was the first to adapt successfully the Italian 11-syllable line to the mood and content of Spanish poetry—an innovation suggested by his friend BoscánBoscán Almogáver, Juan
, c.1495–1542, Spanish poet. A Catalan aristocrat, Boscán was a literary figure at the court of Ferdinand V. He introduced Italian poetic forms into Spanish poetry, thus revolutionizing its traditional system of metrics.
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. Garcilaso's verse, noted for its delicacy, was published with that of Boscán in 1543. It includes sonnets, elegies, odes, and three eclogues.

Garcilaso de la Vega

(gärsēlä`sō dā lä vā`gä), 1539–1616, Peruvian historian; son of the Spanish conquistador Sebastián Garcilaso de la Vega and an Incan princess and therefore called the Inca. He grew up in Peru during the turbulent post-Conquest period. He went (1560) to Spain, where he first served in the army and later began to write. His most important work, The Royal Commentaries of Peru (1609–1617; tr. 1871) is a valuable source of information about the conquest of Peru and the lives and legends of the Inca.


See biography by J. G. Varner (1968).

Garcilaso de la Vega


(called “El Inca”). Born circa 1539; died circa 1616. Historian of Peru. Garcilaso de la Vega’s father was the governor of Cuzco (Peru); his mother belonged to the Incan upper aristocracy.

Garcilaso de la Vega saw military service in Spain from 1560 to 1570. He later settled in Córdoba and took up a literary career. He moved to Portugal in the early 17th century, where in 1605 he published a work about the conquest of Florida. It was here also that the first part of his large work on the history of the Incas and the conquest of Peru was published (1609; second part, 1617). He was sympathetic toward the Indians who had become the victims of the conquerors.


Los comentarios reales que tratan del origen de los Incas, parts 1-2. Lisbon-Córdoba, 1609-17.


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It also becomes clear that El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega had a very ambitious goal: to establish himself as a mestizo historian and an unquestionable authority on the New World.
Garcilaso El Inca writes glowingly, "Because of all [his accomplishments], his gracious disposition and mild rule, he was loved and worshipped as a second Jupiter .
The Canary Islander Alberto Vazquez-Figueroa took the risk with El Inca and, notwithstanding a few near-fatal faux pas, involves us emotionally as well as intellectually in a saga set high in the Andes, where human beings, in order to survive, must have the tenacity, adaptability, and stamina of alpacas.
Mientras tanto el Inca y su hija constituyen una reflexion sobre el auge y la caida de reyes e imperios, pues en los primeros compases de la obra pasan de poseerlo todo a perderlo de forma absoluta (Hughes 27-37).
Other important early sources of and about Inca poetry include the works of El Inca Garcilaso, Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala, Fray Martin de Morua, Pedro de Cieza de Leon, Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, Juan de Betanzos, and Francisco de Avila.
Yet such a bicultural identity has existed in one guise or other since European contact, as is indicated by Garcilaso el Inca and others, though it is most likely a reality more oral than textual.
An exception was El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, author of Comentarios reales de los incas [Royal Commentaries of the Incas and General History of Peru].
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