Gonzalo de Berceo

1197 - 1264

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Gonzalo de Berceo (c. 1197 – before 1264) was a Castilian Spanish poet born in the Riojan village of Berceo, close to the major Benedictine monastery of San Millán de la Cogolla. He is celebrated for his poems on religious subjects, written in a style of verse which has been called Mester de Clerecía, shared with more secular productions such as the Libro de Alexandre, the Libro de Apolonio. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gonzalo de Berceo has received more than 52,409 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Gonzalo de Berceo is the 3,506th most popular writer (down from 3,066th in 2019), the 1,145th most popular biography from Spain (down from 984th in 2019) and the 127th most popular Spanish Writer.

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Notable Works

Milagros de Nuestra Señora
Poetry, Spanish Religious poetry
Obras completas
Los Milagros de Nuestra Señora
Poetry, Religious poetry, Spanish, Spanish Religious poetry
Milagros de Nuestra Señora
Saints, Poetry, Biography
A new Berceo manuscript
Biblioteca Nacional (Spain), Colección Mecolaeta, Criticism, Textual


Among writers, Gonzalo de Berceo ranks 3,506 out of 7,302Before him are Hafez Ibrahim, Yang Jiang, Hulda Garborg, Filip Višnjić, William Cowper, and Dennis Lehane. After him are Martin Gray, Adrienne Rich, Theodor Körner, Giuseppe Parini, Léo Malet, and Abraham Jacob van der Aa.

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Among people born in 1197, Gonzalo de Berceo ranks 12Before him are Amadeus IV, Count of Savoy, Agnes of Assisi, Mafalda of Portugal, Yusuf II, Almohad caliph, Yolanda of Courtenay, and Nikephoros Blemmydes. After him is Richard of Chichester. Among people deceased in 1264, Gonzalo de Berceo ranks 9Before him are Emperor Lizong, Treniota, Vincent of Beauvais, Rostislav Mikhailovich, Andrey II of Vladimir, and Athir al-Din al-Abhari.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Gonzalo de Berceo ranks 1,145 out of 3,355Before him are Artur Mas (1956), Victoria Kent (1891), Enrique Irazoqui (1944), Paz Vega (1976), Fernando Sebastián Aguilar (1929), and Rosa Montero (1951). After him are Manuel Alonso Areizaga (1895), Raquel Meller (1888), Sebastián Vizcaíno (1548), José Benito de Churriguera (1665), Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo (1856), and Julio Jiménez (1934).

Among WRITERS In Spain

Among writers born in Spain, Gonzalo de Berceo ranks 127Before him are Enrique Vila-Matas (1948), Carmen Laforet (1921), Alfonso Daniel Rodríguez Castelao (1886), Juan Boscán Almogáver (1490), Ángel de Saavedra, 3rd Duke of Rivas (1791), and Rosa Montero (1951). After him are Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo (1856), Lucía Sánchez Saornil (1895), Antoni Maria Alcover i Sureda (1862), Gonzalo Torrente Ballester (1910), Concepción Arenal (1820), and Lola Anglada (1892).