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Martín Sarmiento

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Martín Sarmiento

Martín Sarmiento

Martín Sarmiento or Martiño Sarmiento, also Father Sarmiento (born Pedro José García Balboa), (Villafranca del Bierzo, El Bierzo, March 9, 1695 - Madrid, December 7, 1772) was a Spanish scholar, writer and Benedictine monk, illustrious representative of the Enlightenment.

He wrote on a wide variety of subjects, including Literature, Medicine, Botany, Ethnography, History, Theology, Linguistics, etc.

Selected works

  • Memorias para la historia de la poesía y poetas españoles, (1741-1745), first edition, Madrid, 1775.
  • Coplas gallegas y Glosario, (1746-...), in the Galician language.
  • Notas al Privilegio de Ordoño y Reflexiones sobre Archiveros
  • Disertación sobre el animal zebra, nacido, criado, conocido y cazado antiguamente en España


  • Pensado Tomé, José Luis, Fray Martín Sarmiento, testigo de su siglo, Salamanca: Universidad de Salamanca, 1972.
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