Biography of Diego de Ágreda y Vargas (1591-1639)

Military and Spanish writer, born in Madrid in 1591 and died in Granada in 1639. His main work is the collection to the Italian mode, moral and exemplary novels (1620), which remain the Cervantes pattern, but shy away from all humorous element to cater exclusively to the moral message; on the whole, highlights several stories realistic and rogue tone, in addition to Aurelio and Alejandra, which recasts the legend of Romeo and Juliet. Also, he/she published common places of humane letters (1616) and an adaptation of the famous Byzantine novel of Aquiles Tacio, under the title of the most faithful lovers Leucippe and Clitofonte (1617).