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.

Bibliography

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.

WORKS

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

M. S. AL’PEROVICH

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Garcilasso, que al bien siempre aspiraste y siempre con tal fuerqa le seguiste, que a pocos passos que tras el corriste, en todo enteramente l' alcanzaste, Dime, ?
He accused Garcilasso of borrowing the custom from Roman law and giving it to the Peruvians, who never punished the act.
Tambien por la parte de Espana soy hijo de Garcilasso de la Vega vuestro criado, que fue conquistador, y poblador de los reynos y provincias del Piru.
16) El titulo completo es La traduzion del indio de los tres dialogos de amor de Leon Hebreo, hecha de italiano en espanol por Garcilasso Inga de la Vega, natural de la gran ciudad del Cuzco, cabeza de los reynos y provincias del Piru.
1590 Traduzion del Yndio de los tres Dialogos de Amor de Leon Hebreo hecha de Italiano en Espanol por Garcilasso Ynga de la Vega.
Historia del Adelantado Hernando de Soto, Gobernador y Capitan General del Reino de la Florida, y de Otros Heroicos Caballeros Espanoles e Yndios, escrita por el Ynca Garcilasso de la Vega, Capitan de Su Magestad, Natural de la Gran Ciudad del Cozco, Cabeza de los Reinos y Provincias del Peru.
15) The first edition is entitled Las obras de Boscan y algvnas de Garcilasso dela Vega repartidas en qvatro libros (The Works of Boscan and Some of Garcilaso de la Vega, Divided into Four Books).
En 1605, cuando se publica La Florida del Ynca, incluye en el titulo mismo del libro su nuevo rango y lo firma "Ynca Garcilasso de la Vega, capitan de su Magestad".
1569 Las obras del excelente poeta Garcilasso de la Vega.
Escoritos por el Ynca Garcilasso de la Vega, natural del Cozco, y Capitan de su Magestad.