Sigea, Luisa (c. 1531–1560)

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Sigea, Luisa (c. 1531–1560)

Spanish poet. Born c. 1531 in Spain; died 1560.

Knew Latin, Greek, and Hebrew at young age; became teacher in household of Infanta Maria de Portugal (1521–1577) until 1555; returned to Spain after marriage and died in childbirth; wrote long Latin poem Sintra (1546).