Biography of Gregorio Silvestre (1520-1569)

Spanish poet who was born in Lisbon in 1529 and died in Granada in 1569. His father was the physician of Juan III of Portugal. It was organist of the Cathedral of Granada and the antequerano poet guest Barahona de Soto. He cultivated octosilabicos castellanos ancient metres but with the success of forms and Italianate themes began to use the endecasilabos and especially the mythological fable, as we can read in fable of Daphne and Apollo, Fable of Pyramus and Thisbe, narcissus fable; He also wrote religious poems and sonnets. All his works were collected by their heirs and by p. de Cáceres y Espinosa in works (1582).