views updated

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).

About this article

Acevedo, Angela de (d. 1644)

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article