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Meneses, Juana Josefa de (1651–1709)

Portuguese poet and religious writer. Name variations: Doña Juana Josefa de Meneses; condesa de Ericeira or countess of Ericeira. Born Sept 13, 1651, in Lisbon, Portugal; died Aug 26, 1709, in Lisbon; dau. of Fernando de Meneses, 2nd count of Ericeira; became the 3rd to hold the title in Ericeira; m. her uncle Luis de Meneses (who committed suicide in 1690); children: Francisco Javier de Meneses, 4th count of Ericeira.

Published poem in Castilian, Despertador de alma al sueño de la vida (1695), plays Dividido imperio de amor and El duelo de las finezas, and 2 religious plays.

Meneses, Juana Josefa de (1651–1709)

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