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Dates: 1283 - 1350 () 

Juan Ruiz was educated at Toledo and served as archpriest of Hita. Gil Albornoz, archbishop of Toledo, ordered his imprisonment around 1337 for unknown reasons and Ruiz died in prison in 1350. His only work is Libro de buen amor, which consists of 12 narrative poems, satires and love songs. TLM