\mɒdˈɛstə͡ʊ lafwˈɛnte͡ɪ], \mɒdˈɛstəʊ lafwˈɛnteɪ], \m_ɒ_d_ˈɛ_s_t_əʊ l_a_f_w_ˈɛ_n_t_eɪ]\
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A Spanish historian; born at Rabanel de los Caballeros, 1806; died there, Oct. 25, 1866. Under the pseudonym "Fray Gerundio" he published a series of satirical sketches which had wide circulation; but his principal work is a "General History of Spain" (30 vols., 1850-66). It is written without partisanship, and is the fruit of laborious research; the style is excellent.
By Charles Dudley Warner