Biography of Baltasar Álamos de Barrientos (1556-1644)

Jurist, historian and Spanish philologist, was born at Medina del Campo in 1556 and died in Madrid in 1644. He/She was close friend of Antonio Pérez, whose misfortune shared, spending much time in prison; After regaining freedom, he/she obtained the count-Duke of Olivares and Duke of Lerma some positions of importance. He/She became reader of Aragon. His most notable works are: Spanish Tacitus, illustrated with aphorism, Advertimientos to the Government, the Conqueror and political points.