Vega, Lopez de la (15621635)

Vega, Lopez de la, known as Lope, Spanish dramatist, born in Madrid; began life as a soldier; served in the Armada; was secretary to the Duke of Alva; took orders, and became an officer of the Inquisition; wrote a heroic pastoral entitled “Arcadia” at the instance of the duke, and the “Dragonica” over the death of Drake as the destroyer of the supremacy of Spain on the sea; was a man of fertile inventiveness, and is said to have written 2000 plays, besides no end of verses, and was called by Cervantes a “Prodigy of Nature” (15621635).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Veddas * Vehmgerichte
Vaudeville
Vaudois
Vaughan, Charles John
Vaughan, Henry
Vaughan, Herbert, Cardinal
Vauvenargues, Marquis de
Vedanga
Vedânta
Vedas
Veddas
Vega, Lopez de la
Vehmgerichte
Veii
Veit, Philipp
Velasquez, Diego de Silva
Vendée, La
Vendémiaire
Vendetta
Vendôme, Louise Joseph, Duc de
Venezuela
Vengeur, Le