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Miguel de Unamuno

Spanish poet

1866   -   1936


movement: Generation of '98
genre: poetry, dramaturgy
country of citizenship: Spain
languages spoken, written or signed: Spanish, Basque, Danish
educated at: Universidad Central, Complutense University of Madrid
occupation: poet, philosopher, writer, essayist, novelist, literary critic, university teacher, playwright, politician
award received: Hijo Adoptivo de Salamanca
position held: Member of the Cortes republicanas, Rector of the University of Salamanca
influenced by: Søren Kierkegaard, Arthur Schopenhauer, Karl Marx, Ferdinand Lassall, Mikhail Bakunin, Augustine of Hippo, Blaise Pascal, Marcus Aurelius, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (29 September 1864 – 31 December 1936) was a Spanish essayist, novelist, poet, playwright, philosopher, professor of Greek and Classics, and later rector at the University of Salamanca. His major philosophical essay was The Tragic Sense of Life (1912), and his most famous novel was Abel Sánchez: The History of a Passion (1917), a modern exploration of the Cain and Abel story.
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