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José Echegaray

Spanish author (1832-1916)

1832   -   1916

genre: dramaturgy, theatre
country of citizenship: Spain
native language: Spanish
language of expression: Spanish
educated at: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
occupation: playwright, civil engineer, politician, writer, engineer, mathematician, full professor, economist
award received: Nobel Prize in Literature, Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece, Grand Cross of Naval Merit with white badge, Grand cross of the Civil Order of Alfonso XII, Grand Cross of the Military Merit - White Badge, Echegaray Medal
position held: Member of the Congress of Deputies, Minister of the Treasury of Spain, Member of the Senate of Spain, Minister of Public Works of Spain, presidente de la Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, Vocal of the Junta para Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciones científicas

José Echegaray y Eizaguirre (19 April 1832 – 4 September 1916) was a Spanish civil engineer, mathematician, statesman, and one of the leading Spanish dramatists of the last quarter of the 19th century. He was awarded the 1904 Nobel Prize for Literature "in recognition of the numerous and brilliant compositions which, in an individual and original manner, have revived the great traditions of the Spanish drama".
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