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4. Humanities[X]
405. History and Philology, East and West, through the 17th Century[X]
1Name:  Professor Martin de Riquer
 Institution:  University of Barcelona
 Year Elected:  1975
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  405. History and Philology, East and West, through the 17th Century
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Deceased
 Birth Date:  1914
 Death Date:  September 17, 2013
Literary scholar Martin de Riquer was born in Spain in 1914. Author of numerous articles in professional journals, he has long been regarded as one of the most productive and brilliant Spanish literary scholars and philologists. In his prodigious and consistently splendid scholarship, he tirelessly explored and significantly illuminated almost every facet and genre of the medieval and Renaissance literatures of Spain, France, Catalonia and Provence, with important excursions into Italian literature and the history of medieval architecture in Spain as well. His works are characterized by originality, great erudition and true stylistic elegance. Dr. de Riquer was a member of the Real Academia Espanola and had served as president of the Real Academia de Buenas Letras of Barcelona. He died September 17, 2013, at the age of 99 in Barcelona, Spain.
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