Peralta Barnuevo, Pedro de

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Pedro de Peralta Barnuevo (pā´ŧħrō ŧħā pāräl´tä bärnwā´vō), 1664–1743, Peruvian writer. Although his major literary interests were drama and poetry, he also wrote on astronomy, mathematics, and history. His play La rodoguna (1710) shows the influence of Corneille. Other works are Triunfos de amor y poder [triumphs of love and power] (1711), a play in the Baroque tradition; and Lima fundada o conquista del Perú [the founding of Lima or conquest of Peru] (1732).