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20 Nov 2017
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was Born on Nov. 12th 1651
At the age of 3 Sor Juana went to learn to read and write at school for girls called "Amigas."
After reading all the books in her grandfather's library Sor Juana moved to Mexico where she began to learn how to speak Latin
Sor Juana was invited to court by viceroy Antonio Sebastian de Toledo Marquis de Mancera and his wife Leonor Carreto to present her intelligence. She would become lady-in-waiting of the Viceregal court
Sor Juana became a nun and entered Convent of the Discalced Camerlities of St. Joseph, but left soon after.
Sor Juana found Convent of Santa Paula of the Hieronymite Order and became the music and drama teacher at St. Paula`s school and the accountant and archivist of the convent.
A new viceregal couple invited Sor Juana and were impressed by her intellectual and religious passion. She would soon write Neptuno Alegòrico thank Tomas de la Cerda and Marquise de la Laguna for all their support.
Sor Juana's writings "Carta de Monterrey" and "You Foolish Men" became very famous.
As a drama teacher Sor Juana knew she needed to make a play and created "The Trials of a Noble House"
The viceroy couple would leave for Spain leaving Sor Juana with no noble protection. Soon after her mother Isabel Ramìes and the Archbishop declared himself against secular studies and drama
Sor Juana published "Amor es màs Laberinto," "Inundación Castálida," and the celestial play "The Divine Narcissus."
Sor Juana's friend The Bishop of Puebla, Manuel Fernàndez de Santa Cruz published one of her critiques without her consent and warned her to concentrate on relegious inquires rather than secular.
Sor Juana replied to the Bishop of Puebla in an article titled "Reply to Sor Philothea" in which she defended and justified her studies and inquiries.
In her own blood Sor Juana wrote her contrition on the Book of Vows apologizing for leaving her relgion as a second priority. She would have all her educational books taken away and become pen silent.
While taking care of her sick sister Sor Juana died from the Plague on April 17th 1695
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