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Gonzalo de Berceo Biography and Poems

Gonzalo de Berceo Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Gonzalo de Berceo, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Berceo, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Gonzalo de Berceo (ca. 1197 – before 1264) was a Spanish poet born in the Riojan village of Berceo, close to the major Benedictine monastery of San Millán de la Cogolla. He is celebrated for his poems on religious subjects, written in a style of verse which has been called Mester de Clerecía, shared with more secular productions such as the Libro de Alexandre, the Libro de Apolonio. He is considered the first Spanish poet known by name.

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