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Berceo, Gonzalo de

Berceo, Gonzalo de

Berceo, Gonzalo de, c.1198-1265?, earliest known Spanish medieval poet. He was a religious in a Benedictine monastery who wrote prolifically on saints and other figures important in the history of the church. His devotion to the Virgin is expressed in 25 poems entitled Milagros de Nuestra Señora [miracles of Our Lady] (c.1245-60).
Berceo is a municipality in La Rioja, Spain. It is located near the monastery of San Millán de la Cogolla and was the birthplace of Gonzalo de Berceo.

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