Lope used history especially Spanish history as his main source of subject matter. The two married under pressure from her family on 10 May 1588. However Lope de Vega would later affirm that his father arrived in Madrid through a love affair from which his future mother was to rescue him.
Some 3000 sonnets 3 novels 4 novellas 9 epic poems and about 1800 plays are attributed to him. Félix Arturo Lope de Vega y Carpio (25 November 1562 – 27 August 1635) was a Spanish playwright and poet. He was a friend of the writers Quevedo and Juan Ruiz de Alarcón and the volume of his lifework made him envied by not only contemporary authors such as Cervantes and Góngora but also by many others: for instance Goethe once wiLope de Vegad he had been able to produce such a vast and colourful oeuvre.