Biography of Antonio de Nebrija

This article contains a concise biographical timeline for Antonio de Nebrija (1444-1522). He was the most influential Spanish humanist of his era.

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1444 – He is born in Nebrija.

1458 – He begins studying mathematics, philosophy, law and theology at the University of Salamanca.

1468 – He returns to Nebrija.

1468-1472 – He serves Alonso de Fonseca y Ulloa, archbishop of Seville.

1473 – He returns to the University of Salamanca as a lecturer upon the archbishop’s death.

1476 – He is appointed First Chair of Grammar.

1481 – He publishes Introductiones latinae (Introduction to Latin).

1486 – He marries Isabel Montesino de Solís.

1492 – He publishes Gramática de la lengua castellana (Grammar of the Castilian Language), which was one of the first books to codify a European vernacular language. He also publishes Diccionario latino-español (Spanish-Latin Dictionary).

c.1495 – He publishes Vocabulario español-latino.

1504 – His biblical works are destroyed by Diego de Deza, the Grand Inquisitor of Spain.

1506 – He publishes Iuris civilis lexicon.

1515 – He publishes Artis rhetoricae.

1517 – He publishes Reglas de ortografía Española.

1522 – He dies in Acala de Henares, Spain.

1523 – His Reglas de ortografía en la lengua castellana is published posthumously.

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