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Bernarda de la Cerda

b. 1595, Oporto, Portugal; d. 1644, Lisbon

Bernarda de la Cerda (de Lacerda) was a Portuguese writer, scholar, and dramatist whose elegant lyrical poetry was known throughout Spain and Portugal. She published two volumes of poems, Hespaña libertada (1618) and Soledades de Buçaco (1634).