Ignacio López de Ayala



Who is Ignacio López de Ayala?

Ignacio López de Ayala was a writer, astronomer and historian.

He was a professor of poetry at the Reales Estudios de San Isidro en Madrid in Madrid. He authored a neoclassical tragedy, Numancia, his works mainly heroic romance. He was also a respected historian, authoring history books on Frederick the Great, the History of Gibraltar and the Council of Trent. These works gained him membership of the Royal Academy of History. In his later years he also wrote on astronomy, Disertaciones astronómicas and Filosofía moral de Aristóteles, astronomical dissertations and the moral philosophy of Aristotle. He was a member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. He died on 24 April 1789 in Tarifa.

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