About the artist

Diogo de Teive (ca.1514 - ca. 1569) was a humanist, a latinist and a scholar who was born in Braga in Portugal. He spent most of his his formative years abroad, in Europe. He would return to Portugal owing to the initiative of King John III of Portugal.
Diogo de Teive was accused of Protestantism by the Portuguese Inquisition, and sentenced to imprisonment in 1550. Nonetheless, Teive did not flee from the country, and was affiliated with the Portuguese royal family and to the court, where he was as a scholar and a clergyman. Diogo de Teive wrote tragedies in Latin and various historical and philosophical works.