Herreras, Ferdinand De

, a Spanish poet, was born at Seville, and flourished in the sixteenth century. In | 1582 he published a collection of lyrical and heroic poems, which was reprinted in 1619, and acquired their author a high reputation, as one who had attained to the greatest excellence in the lyric poetry of Spain. His style is neat, correct, elegant, and copious. He published an edition of Garcilasso de la Vega, with notes the life of sir Thomas More; and a narrative of the war of Cyprus, and the battle of Lepanto.1


Antonio Bibl. Hisp.—Moreri.—Dict. Hist.