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Acevedo, Angela de (d. 1644)

Spanish playwright. Name variations: Doña Ángela de Acevedo. Born in Lisbon, Portugal; died in 1644; dau. of Juan de Acevedo Pereira, a noble, and Isabel de Oliveira.

Was a court favorite of Queen Elizabeth Valois (1602–1644), wife of Philip IV of Spain; plays, all performed, include El muerto disimilado (The Hidden Corpse), La Margarita del Tajo (The Pearl of the Tiger), Dicha y desdicha del juego (The Joys and Sorrows of Gambling), and Devoción de la Virgen (Devotion to Our Lady).

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