(Moraleja de Coca, Segovia, España, 1747 - París, Francia, 1799)
"Esteban de Arteaga y López (Moraleja de Coca, provincia de Segovia, 26 de diciembre de 1747 - f. París, 30 de octubre de 1799), jesuita, escritor, esteta y musicólogo español del Prerromanticismo."
"Stefano Arteaga (born Esteban de Arteaga y López; December 26, 1747 - September 30, 1799) was a Spanish-born writer on theater and music, active in Italy. A learned Jesuit, on the suppression of the order he went to Italy and became a member of the Academy of Padua. He afterwards resided at Bologna, and there made the acquaintance of Padre Martini, at whose instance he investigated the rise and progress of the Italian stage. His work, entitled Rivoluzioni del teatro musicale Italiano, dalla suo origine fine al presente, (two vols., 1783), is an important source for the history of music. A second edition, in three vols., appeared at Venice in 1785. He also left behind him a manuscript treatise on the rhythm of the ancients."