Gabriel Lobo Lasso de la Vega

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Coat of Arms of the House of Lasso de la Vega.

Gabriel Lobo Lasso de la Vega (1555–1615) was a Castilian poet, playwright, and historian of the Spanish Golden Age.

De la Vega came from a minor noble family, the Counts of Puertollano, and was born and died in Madrid. He studied under the epic poet Alonso de Ercilla from 1571 to 1572. He was a king's guardsman under Philip II and Philip III. This gave him plenty of time to pursue literature.


  • Jackson-Laufer, Guida M. (1996) "Lasso De La Vega, Gabriel Lobo (1558[sic]-1615)" Encyclopedia of Literary Epics ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA, ISBN 0-87436-773-5