Sor Juana's Chronology

"Sermón del mandato" delivered by the famous Portuguese Jesuit orator, Antonio Vieira.

Juana de Asbaje y Ramírez, born in San Miguel Nepantla, México, on November 12.

Learns to read from the "amiga" of Amecameca.

Composes a loa to the Holy Sacrament.

Goes to live with her grandfather in Mexico City.

Enters the court of the Viceroy's wife, the Marquise of Mancera.

Enters the Convent of the Discalced Carmelites of St. Joseph on August 14. Leaves the convent after three months, on November 18.

Enters the Convent of the Order of St. Jerome on February 21, and remains there until her death. Writes her will. Her mother gives her a slave, Juana de San José, as a servant.

Writes Neptuno alegórico in honor of the viceroy, Tomás de la Cerda, Marquise of La Laguna. Probable date of the composition of "Hombres necios que acusáis"...

Probable date of the composition of the "Autodefensa espiritual," also known as the "Carta de Monterrey."

Los empeños de una casa (The Trials of a Noble House), a play.

Sor Juana sells her slave to her sister, Josefa María.

Isabel Ramírez, Sor Juana's mother, dies.

Performance of Amor es más laberinto (Love the Greater Labyrinth), at the palace. Inundación castálida is published in Madrid.

The Carta atenagórica (The Athenagoric Letter), published by the bishop of Puebla, Manuel Fernández de Santa Cruz. In this letter Sor Juana criticizes the1650 sermon of the famous Portuguese Jesuit, Antonio de Vieyra. El divino Narciso (The Divine Narcisus), a sacramental play, is published in Mexico. Crisis of 1690, and breaks with her confessor, Núñez de Miranda.

Composes Respuesta a sor Filotea, three months after the publication of Carta atenagórica. The Respuesta is published posthumously. Published in Puebla, the villancicos (carols) to Santa Catarina de Alejandría, composed for the cathedral of Antequera (Oaxaca).

First edition of Vol. II of her works (Seville), Segundo volumen. It includes: El sueño, published for the first time; El cetro de José, El mártir del Sacramento, San Hermenegildo, and El Divino Narciso; Los empeños de una casa and Amor es más laberinto; Crisis sobre un sermón (Carta atenagórica).

Sor Juana confesses with Pedro de Arellano y Sosa, a spiritual son of the Jesuit, Antonio Núñez de Miranda.

Pens Petición que en forma causídica presenta al Tribunal DivinoŠ" without date, but her biographer, Diego Calleja, dates it in 1693.

Writes Profesión of the faith signed with her own blood (La protesta que rubrica con su sangre), on March 5. Sor Juana returns to the spiritual guidance of Núñez de Miranda until his death two months before her own. Docta explicación del MisterioŠ

Sor Juana dies on April 17.

First edition of Vol. III of her works (Madrid), Fama y obras póstumas, with approval by the Jesuit, Diego Calleja. It includes the Respuesta a Sor Filotea (The Reply to Sor Filotea), published for the first time.

First portrait, painted posthumously by Juan de Miranda for the Jeromite convent.

The Jeromite Convent closes.

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