Colmenares, Diego De
Colmenares, Diego De a Spanish historian, was born at Segovia in 1586. He entered the priestly order while very young, and was for a long time rector of the Church of St. John of Segovia. At the age of thirty-four he resolved to write the history of his native city, and spent fourteen years in collecting the necessary information. At last, in 1634, he published his book, the first of the kind written in Spain. It was entitled Historia de la Insigne Ciudad de Sigovia y
Compendio de las Historias de Castilla (Segovia, 1634). He died in 1651. See Hoefer, Noouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.