Antonio del Rincón

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This article is about the novohispanic Nahuatl language grammarian. For the 15th-century Spanish painter, see Antonio del Rincón (painter).

Antonio del Rincón (1566 – March 2, 1601) was a Jesuit priest and grammarian, who wrote one of the earliest grammars of the Nahuatl language (known generally as the Arte mexicana, MS. published in 1595). A mestizo native of Texcoco from the early decades of the Viceroyalty of New Spain and descendant of the tlatoque (ruling nobility of Texcoco), del Rincón knew the language of the indigenous Nahua peoples intimately. His grammar ranks alongside those of Andrés de Olmos and Alonso de Molina as an influential primary source for the language as spoken in the post-conquest period.

References[edit]

Guzmán Betancourt, Ignacio (2002). "Antonio del Rincón (1566–1601): primer gramático mexicano" (PDF online reproduction). Estudios de cultura náhuatl (México, D.F.: Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) 33: 253–265. ISSN 0071-1675. OCLC 1568281.  (Spanish)
Peñafiel, Antonio (1885). "Introduccion" (PDF facsimile, University of Chicago Library digital collections). Arte mexicana compuesta por el padre Antonio Del Rincón de la compañia de Jesus: Dirigido al illustrissimo y reverendissimo s. Don Diego Romano obispo de Tlaxcallan, y del consejo de su magestad, &c. En Mexico en casa de Pedro, Balli. 1595 (Reprinted 1885 under the care of Dr. Antonio Peñafiel ed.). México D.F.: Oficina tip. de la Secretaría de fomento. pp. iii–v. OCLC 162761360.  (Spanish)