GUEVARA, Antonio de (Guevara y de Noroa, Antonio de)( Spanish historian.)
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Biography GUEVARA, Antonio de (Guevara y de Noroa, Antonio de)
Born into a noble family in the province of Asturias, probably in the city Treseno. He started his career at the royal court as pages, in 1504 joined the Franciscans in 1521 became the court chaplain. After Guevara was supported by Charles V in TN. komuneros rebellion raised by cities and local nobility (1519-1521), he rewarded him by appointing in 1526 the post of court chronicler. From 1528 to 1537 Guevara was Bishop of Guadix, in 1535 accompanied Charles in his campaign against Tunisia. Since 1543 was the bishop Mondoö¦edo. Guevara soon won recognition as a writer, . among his works sovereign's Watches, . or the Golden Book of Emperor Marcus Aurelius (Reloj de prncipes o libro aureo del emperador Marco Aurelio, . 1529), . Autobiography of Marcus Aurelius, . 'perfect monarch', . intended as guidance for the rulers (Reflections of the Marcus Aurelius became known in Europe only in 1558),
. It presents a fictional legend, which was subsequently used Lafontaine - a peasant from the Danube, which shamed the Roman Senate, speaking in front of him with the argument about the unfairness of the gains.
Treatise Censure of court life and praise the worker (Menosprecio de corte y alabanza de aldea) came out in 1539. In the same year was published similar in content and style of writing Warning favorites and guidance to the court (Aviso de privados y doctrina de cortesanos). The writing family letters (Epstolas familiares, 1539) can be considered one of the earliest examples of European essays.
Guevara died in Mondoö¦edo April 3, 1545.