Juan Manuel, Infante de Castile

Juan Manuel, Infante de Castile

(hwän mänwĕl`, ēnfän`tā thā kästē`lā), 1282–1349?, Spanish nobleman, soldier, and writer; nephew of Alfonso X (called the Wise). Juan Manuel was a wealthy and powerful prince. His masterpiece is the Libro del Conde Lucanor (1323–35, tr. 1868), a collection of 50 didactic tales that were source material for several major writers, including Boccaccio, Chaucer, and Calderón.

Bibliography

See study by H. T. Sturcken (1974).

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