Francisco de Medrano

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Francisco de Medrano (*Seville, 1570 - ibidem, 1607) was a Spanish poet. He entered the Society of Jesus and was ordained a priest in 1594.[1] He abandoned the order in 1602. His poetry was influenced by works of Horace and Torquato Tasso. He wrote chiefly sonnets.[2] His poems were published posthumously in Palermo in 1617 by his friend Pedro Venegas de Saavedra.


Two sonnets by Francisco de Medrano were translated into English by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. They are Art and Nature and The Two Harvests.[3]


  1. ^ Francisco de Medrano.
  2. ^ Francisco de Medrano.
  3. ^ The Sonnets of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Arranged with an Introduction by Ferris Greenslet, Hiughton, Mifflin and Company, Boston and New York 1907, p. 81.


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