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 329,585 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Francisco de Quevedo is the 576th most popular writer (up from 709th in 2019), the 175th most popular biography from Spain (up from 204th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Writer.

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

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Among writers, Francisco de Quevedo ranks 576 out of 5,755Before him are Lion Feuchtwanger, Dietrich Eckart, Eyvind Johnson, Isaac Babel, Dino Buzzati, and Juan Ramón Jiménez. After him are Salvatore Quasimodo, Theodore Dreiser, Ludvig Holberg, Ghalib, Bernard Gui, and Irène Némirovsky.

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Among people born in 1584, Francisco de Quevedo ranks 5Before him are Miyamoto Musashi, Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain, William Baffin, and Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange. After him are Catherine of Sweden, Countess Palatine of Kleeburg, Yuan Chonghuan, Matthias Gallas, Herman Wrangel, Cornelis de Vos, Melchior Grodziecki, and Grégoire de Saint-Vincent. Among people deceased in 1645, Francisco de Quevedo ranks 4Before him are Miyamoto Musashi, Hugo Grotius, and Michael of Russia. After him are Li Zicheng, William Laud, Nur Jahan, Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, Marie de Gournay, Anthony van Diemen, Feng Menglong, and Eudoxia Streshneva.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Francisco de Quevedo ranks 175 out of 2,932Before him are Philip, Duke of Parma (1720), Joanna of Austria, Princess of Portugal (1535), Enrique Granados (1867), Francisco Suárez (1548), Elizabeth of Portugal (1271), and Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881). After him are John, Prince of Asturias (1478), Joaquín Sorolla (1863), Princess Isabella of Parma (1741), Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía (1510), Fernando Sor (1778), and Joan Enric Vives Sicília (1949).

Among WRITERS In Spain

Among writers born in Spain, Francisco de Quevedo ranks 14Before him are Lucan (39), Martial (40), Seneca the Elder (-54), Henry IV of Castile (1425), Gaius Julius Hyginus (-64), and Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881). After him are Tirso de Molina (1579), Camilo José Cela (1916), Leo Africanus (1494), Columella (4), Luis de Góngora (1561), and Judah Halevi (1079).