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BASURTO, DIEGO ENRIQUEZ:

Marano poet of the seventeenth century; born in Spain. Like his father—the poet Antonio Enriquez Gomez—he resided several years at Rouen, and finally settled in Holland. The following curious description of him is given by the Marano poet Miguel de Barrios:

"Basurto had a broad nose, which was never clean; small sunken eyes, hidden behind a large pair of spectacles; and a mouth comparable to a mill in constant motion. He was short and stout; very carelessly attired, and always carried a cane."

Basurto was the author of "El Triumpho de la Virtud y Paciencia de Job" (Rouen, 1646), a poemconstructed in various meters and inscribed to the mother of Louis XIV.

Bibliography:
  • Kayserling, Sephardim, pp. 243 et seq.;
  • idem, Biblioteca Españ.-Port.-Jud. p. 26.
G. M. K.
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