|Pedro Agerre Azpilkueta|
|Died||8 April 1644
|Notable works||Gero (1643)|
Pedro Agerre, best known as Axular, is one of the main Basque writers of the 17th century. His main work is Gero (Later), published in 1643, an ascetic book written with elaborate prose and composed following the traumatic period of the Basque witch trials (1609-1613).
Despite hailing from the house Axular, located in Urdazubi/Urdax (Navarre), he was appointed to the neighbouring parish of Sara (Labourd), where he stood out in his preaching. On the maternal line, he was related to Martin Azpilikueta and Francis Xavier.
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