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Don Juan Manuel

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Don Juan Manue - one of the largest writers of medieval Spain . He is best known as the author of the book " Count Lucanor " (1335).

  • 2nd Senior de Villena (1283–1330)
  • 1st Duke and Prince de Vilhena (1330–1348)
  • 2nd Senior de Escalona (1283–1348)
  • 2nd lord de Peñafiel (1283–1348)
  • Royal Mayord (1311-1314, 1318-1319)

Literary activity

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The literary work of Juan Manuel falls on the last 25 years of his life.

Juan Manuel did not write in Latin, but in Spanish .

"Count Lucanor"

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</br> The main literary achievement of Juan Manuel was the “Book of Examples of Count Lucanor and Patronio” (1335), better known as “ Count Lucanor ”.

The book consists of five parts. The first, most voluminous part, is 51 short stories.

Marriages and children

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Juan Manuel de Villena was married three times.

An illegitimate daughter from an unknown woman:

  • Guillaume Manuel de Villena, husband - Juan Martinez de Leiva, seigneur de Baños .


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  • Juan Manuel . Count Lucanor. - М. .; Л., 1961.