Gaspar Aquino de Belén

(17th century / Philippines)

Biography of Gaspar Aquino de Belén

Gaspar Aquino de Belén is a Filipina poet and translator of the 17th century, author in particular of Pasyon, a famous poetic of passion, died narration and resurrection of Christ.

Filipino natives, generally were not taught Spanish, but the bilingual individuals, notably poet-translator Gaspar Aquino de Belén, produced devotional poetry written in the Roman script in the Tagalog language. Pasyon, begun by Aquino de Belén, is a narrative of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, which has circulated in many versions.

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