Biography of Fray Alonso de Madrid (1485-1570)

Spanish religious writer of the order of San Francisco; It is not certain that he was born in Madrid, despite its name and what they have written some scholars. He was the author of works of mystic and ascetic franciscana that were praised by Santa Teresa and gained such fame that they were translated into several languages (French, Italian, German, etc.). His writings include notably the art of serving God (Seville, 1521) and the mirror of illustrious people (1524), exitosisimos for a long time and which influenced Ignatius of Loyola and St. Teresa de Jesús, and seven meditations for Holy week (1587).