Diego de Estella

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Diego de Estella (Latin: Didacus Stella) was a 16th-century Spanish Franciscan mystic and theologian, born 1524 in Estella, Navarra,[1] died 1578 in Salamanca. His secular name was Diego Ballesteros y Cruzas.[2]


  • Libro de la vanidad del mundo (1562)[2]
  • Tratado de la vida de San Juan (1554)
  • Tratado de la vanidad del mundo (second edition) (1574)
  • Meditaciones dévotisimas del amor de Dios (1578).[3]

He was the author of a book on Saint Luke that was outlawed by the Spanish Inquisition.


  1. ^ Edgar Allison Peers (1924). Spanish Mysticism: A Preliminary Survey. Taylor & Francis. p. 138. GGKEY:LCH10JQP9JR. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b Germán Bleiberg; Maureen Ihrie; Janet Pérez (1993). Dictionary of the Literature of the Iberian Peninsula. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 571–2. ISBN 978-0-313-28731-2. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  3. ^ Benjamin F. Musser (1 June 1977). Franciscan Poets. Ayer Publishing. p. 78. ISBN 978-0-8369-0732-2. Retrieved 1 August 2012.