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|Bernardo de Balbuena (15681627)|
|Balbuena, Don Bernardo de (bäl-bwā'nä). A Spanish poet; born at Val de Peñas in 1568; died in Puerto Rico in 1627. At an early age he went to Mexico, where he completed his theological studies and acquired reputation as a poet. Of his works only the following are extant: The Greatness of Mexico (1604), a poetic description of that city; The Age of Gold in Forests of Eryphile (1608); a pastoral romance in prose, interspersed with lyrics; Bernardo, or the Victory of Roncesvalles (1624), an epic treating of the national hero Bernardo del Carpio.|