Hernando de Acuña (c. 1520 – 1580), a native of Valladolid, was a favorite of Charles V, not only for his military, but for his literary talents. His translation of the well-known romance of Olivier de la Marche, under the title of El Cavallero Determinado, was much esteemed by the emperor; so indeed were his translations from Ovid and Boyardo, and his Poesías varias. As a pastoral poet he excelled. Such poetry has long been despised, but in his time, it was amazingly popular in England, Italy, and Spain. He died at Granada in 1580.