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Bernat Metge (Catalan pronunciation: [bəɾˈnad ˈmedʒə]; c. 1340 – 1413) was a Catalan humanist, best known as the author of Lo Somni (c. 1399).

He held a position at the court of Joan I of Aragon, and, following some troubles, once more served Martí of Aragon.[1]

His influences included the literature of Provence, Petrarch, and De vetula, wrongly attributed to Ovid and now sometimes claimed for Richard de Fournival.[2]



  • Llibre de Fortuna e Prudència (1381)
  • Ovidi enamorat
  • Valter e Griselda (1388)
  • Apologia (1395)
  • Lo somni (1399)


  1. ^ Associació d'Escriptors en Llengua Catalana (n.d.); Molla (n.d.)
  2. ^ Gilabert 1993: 1083.


Associació d'Escriptors en Llengua Catalana (n.d.). "Bernat Metge [Biografia]". Autors i autores (in Catalan). Barcelona: AELC. Retrieved 2009-09-28.
Gilabert, Joan (1993). "Bernat Metge". In Germán Bleiberg; Maureen Ihrie; Janet Pérez. Dictionary of the Literature of the Iberian Peninsula: volume 2, L-Z. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing. pp. 1082–1083. ISBN 0-313-28732-5. OCLC 20993644.
Molla, Guillem (n.d.). "Bernat Metge [English biography]". Autors i autores. Barcelona: AELC. Retrieved 2009-09-28.

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