The Hidalgo of La Mancha
The Hidalgo of La Mancha (El Hidalgo de la Mancha) is a version of Don Quixote written by the following authors of the Golden Age:
Juan de Matos Fragoso (Alvito, 1608-Madrid, 1689). Portugal.
He studied philosophy and jurisprudence at the University of Évora and then went to Madrid, where he was friends with the main dramatists of the time, especially Juan Pérez de Montalbán. He spent time in Italy, where he played some comedy in the court of the Viceroyalty of Naples. He was always well connected and had several important nobles as patrons, including King Philip IV.
Juan Bautista Diamante (Madrid, 1625-Madrid, 1687). Spain.
Son of a merchant of Greco-Sicilian origin and Portuguese mother, he studied in Alcalá de Henares. As a young man he was a brawler and was accused of committing a murder, but his father freed him from prison by paying compensation to the widow of the deceased. Diamond was military and knight of the Order of San Juan.
Juan Vélez de Guevara (Madrid, 1611-1675). Spain.
His father was also the writer Luis Vélez de Guevara. He was an oidor in Seville and returned to his native Madrid and entered the service of the Duke of Veragua. In 1642, his father gave him the position of real usher. At the beginning of 1655 he married Ursula de Velasco.
(Description has been translated into English, Book edition is in Spanish)