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Juan del Encina (Composer)

Born: 12th July 1468, Fermoselle, Spain

Died: 1529, Toledo, Spain

Nationality: Spanish

Juan del Encina was a composer, poet, and playwright,: 535  often called the founder, along with Gil Vicente, of Iberian drama. His birth name was Juan de Fermoselle. He spelled his name Enzina, but this is not a significant difference; it is two spellings of the same sound, in a time when "correct spelling" as we know it barely existed.

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