When and where was Lope born?

Lope de Vega was born in Madrid on November 25, the day of San Lope, in 1562. Fourth son of Félix de Vega Carpio y Francisca Fernández Flórez, he was baptized Lope de Vega Carpio on December 6, in San Miguel de los Octoes. There are some experts who believe he was born on December 2 of that same year.

The biographer and essayist Astrana Marín says Lope was born on the Costanilla de Santiago, very close to Milaneses.

The Church of San Miguel, where he was born, burned down. It was located next to the Puerta de Guadalajara and where the Mercado de San Miguel is located today.

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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.