Cadalso-AND-Vazquez, JosöL de (Cadalso y Vzquez Jos de)( Spanish writer.)
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Biography Cadalso-AND-Vazquez, JosöL de (Cadalso y Vzquez Jos de)
Born October 8, 1741 in Cadiz, graduated from the Jesuit college in Paris. In his youth he traveled in Europe.
Returning home, he entered the army, rose to the rank of colonel. From Madrid he moved to Salamanca, where he joined the poetic school of Salamanca and has influenced her the most visible representative - MelöLndez ValdöLs. In 1778 Spain declared war on Britain, and Cadalso participated in the siege of Gibraltar. Killed in action Feb. 27, 1782.
In some of his works made Cadalso forerunner of Romanticism. Melancholic and elegiac collection of prose dialogues sorrowful night (Noches lgubres, 1771) The influence of Night Dumas (1742-1745) E. Jung. Dependence Cadalso of French classicism evident in his plays, the most famous of them was a historical drama Don Sancho Garcia Count of Castile (Don Sancho Garca, conde de Castilla, 1771). In prose, he often turned to satire, his Scholars to fly (Los Eruditos a la violeta, 1772) constitute an amusing caricature of pedantic and superficial knowledge. Of all the written and the most significant published posthumously Moroccan letter (Cartas Marruecas, 1793).