Fernández de Moratín, Leandro

Fernández de Moratín, Leandro

(lāän`drō fārnän`dāth dā mōrātēn`), 1760–1828, Spanish dramatist and poet. A supporter of Joseph BonaparteBonaparte
, Ital. Buonaparte , family name of Napoleon I, emperor of the French. Parentage

Napoleon's father, Carlo Buonaparte, 1746–85, a petty Corsican nobleman, was a lawyer in Ajaccio.
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, he lived in exile in France after Bonaparte fell. MolièreMolière, Jean Baptiste Poquelin
, 1622–73, French playwright and actor, b. Paris; son of a merchant who was upholsterer to the king. His name was originally Jean Baptiste Poquelin.
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, whose works he translated, was his literary model. His plays, satiric and psychologically acute, include El sí de las niñas [the maidens' consent] (1806), for which he was denounced to the Inquisition. He was subsequently compelled to give up playwriting.
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