Francisco de Quevedo

1584 - 1645

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Francisco Gómez de Quevedo y Santibáñez Villegas, Knight of the Order of Santiago (Spanish pronunciation: [fɾanˈθisko ðe keˈβeðo]; 14 September 1580 – 8 September 1645) was a Spanish nobleman, politician and writer of the Baroque era. Along with his lifelong rival, Luis de Góngora, Quevedo was one of the most prominent Spanish poets of the age. His style is characterized by what was called conceptismo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francisco de Quevedo has received more than 401,214 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Francisco de Quevedo is the 556th most popular writer (up from 572nd in 2019), the 156th most popular biography from Spain (up from 175th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Spanish Writer.

Francisco de Quevedo was a Spanish poet and satirist. He is most famous for his satirical poetry.

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Notable Works

El Buscon
Early works to 1800, Conduct of life, Humor
Historia de la vida del Buscón
Criticism, textual, Spanish language, Readers
Los sueños
Spanish Satire, Spanish language books
Criticism and interpretation, Influence, Poetic works


Among writers, Francisco de Quevedo ranks 556 out of 7,302Before him are Mo Yan, Robert Burns, Klaus Mann, Paul Lafargue, Arthur Koestler, and W. Somerset Maugham. After him are Mikael Agricola, George Eliot, Dino Buzzati, Ivan Bunin, Georges Perec, and Ausonius.

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Among people born in 1584, Francisco de Quevedo ranks 4Before him are Miyamoto Musashi, Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain, and William Baffin. After him are Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, Catherine of Sweden, Countess Palatine of Kleeburg, Yuan Chonghuan, Matthias Gallas, Mehmed III Giray, Cornelis de Vos, Gaspar de Crayer, and Hu Zhengyan. Among people deceased in 1645, Francisco de Quevedo ranks 6Before him are Miyamoto Musashi, Hugo Grotius, Michael of Russia, Li Zicheng, and William Laud. After him are Nur Jahan, Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, Marie de Gournay, Feng Menglong, Anthony van Diemen, and Eudoxia Streshneva.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Francisco de Quevedo ranks 156 out of 3,355Before him are Peter IV of Aragon (1319), Diego de Almagro (1475), Berengaria of Navarre (1165), José Antonio Primo de Rivera (1903), Carlos Saura (1932), and Ferdinand I of León (1016). After him are Miguel Muñoz (1922), Alfonso VIII of Castile (1155), Joan Enric Vives Sicília (1949), John II of Castile (1405), Alfonso XI of Castile (1311), and Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548).

Among WRITERS In Spain

Among writers born in Spain, Francisco de Quevedo ranks 14Before him are Alfonso X of Castile (1221), Lucan (39), Seneca the Elder (-54), Martial (40), Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881), and Henry IV of Castile (1425). After him are Gaius Julius Hyginus (-64), Judah Halevi (1079), Columella (4), Leo Africanus (1494), Tirso de Molina (1579), and Camilo José Cela (1916).