When did Lope die and where is he buried?

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Lope de Vega died on August 1635. On the 24th he got up very early, said mass, tended his garden as he did every day, and closed himself In his study [lleva a la casa], to work. In the afternoon, he left the house to attend a discussion on some conclusions on Medicine and Philosophy in the Seminary de los Escoceses, and fainted during the ceremony. A doctor friend attended to him and made sure they took him home, where he was bled. The next day, in which he could still write a poem and a sonnet, His Majesty’s chamber doctor visited him, and recommended they give him the Holy Sacrament.

On Sunday, August 26, he made a will naming his daughter Feliciana heir. He bid farewell to his friends and received the last rites. The next day, at five fifteen in the afternoon, he died. The funeral service lasted for nine days and his remains were laid to rest in the Church of San Sebastián
 
The Duke of Sessa organized and paid for the funeral service. The venerable congregation of the priests of Madrid carried the coffin and, by Sister Marcela’s special request, the entourage passed by the Convent of the Trinitarias Descalzas. They then left Calle de Francos and turned right toward the Calle de San Agustín. From there the grillwork of the Trinitarias can be seen from fewer than 100 steps away. The procession continued up Cantarranas to Calle León, Calle Atocha or Calle Huertas, until finally arriving at the Church de San Sebastián.

All of Madrid came out to bid farewell to the author (“the streets were so full of people –dice Montalbán—that the way to the burial was practically obstructed.”) The remains of Lope de Vega were deposited in the Church of San Sebastián, on Calle de Atocha. In the middle of the 17th century, they were moved to a common grave, when the Duke of Sessa stopped paying the fee.

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Su madre fue Francisca Fernández Flórez y su padre Félix de Vega Carpio, maestro bordador, ambos procedían de las montañas de Cantabria.

Lope tuvo cuatro hermanos: Francisco, Juliana, Luisa y Juan. El poeta pasó parte de su infancia en casa de su tío, don Miguel de Carpio, Inquisidor de Sevilla.