Juana Inés de la Cruz

1648 - 1695

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Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (12 November 1648 – 17 April 1695) was a Mexican writer, philosopher, composer, poet of the Baroque period, and Hieronymite nun. Her outspoken opinions granted her lifelong names such as "The Tenth Muse" and "The Phoenix of America", for she was a flame that rose from the ashes of "religious authoritarianism".Sor Juana lived during Mexico's colonial period, making her a contributor both to early Spanish literature as well as to the broader literature of the Spanish Golden Age. Beginning her studies at a young age, Sor Juana was fluent in Latin and also wrote in Nahuatl, and became known for her philosophy in her teens. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Juana Inés de la Cruz has received more than 1,489,976 page views. Her biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Juana Inés de la Cruz is the 580th most popular writer (up from 592nd in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Mexico and the 2nd most popular Mexican Writer.

Juana Inés de la Cruz was a Mexican nun, scholar, poet, and philosopher. She is most famous for her writing and intellect.

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Among writers, Juana Inés de la Cruz ranks 580 out of 5,794Before her are Wang Wei, Francesca da Rimini, Franz Werfel, William McMaster Murdoch, Adam de la Halle, and Walter Raleigh. After her are Walther von der Vogelweide, Edward Bernays, Thomas Hardy, Oliver Sacks, Denis of Portugal, and Eugene O'Neill.

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Among people born in 1648, Juana Inés de la Cruz ranks 1After her are Peter II of Portugal, Jeanne Guyon, Arp Schnitger, Johann Michael Bach, Françoise Madeleine d'Orléans, Arabella Churchill, Anne Henriette of Bavaria, Magdalena Sibylla of Saxe-Weissenfels, Joseph Raphson, Élisabeth Sophie Chéron, and Henri de Massue, Earl of Galway. Among people deceased in 1695, Juana Inés de la Cruz ranks 6Before her are Christiaan Huygens, Jean de La Fontaine, Ahmed II, Henry Purcell, and Johann Ambrosius Bach. After her are Pierre Mignard, Zumbi, Christian Albert, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Thomas Tew, François-Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg, and Ludwika Karolina Radziwiłł.

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In Mexico

Among people born in Mexico, Juana Inés de la Cruz ranks 16 out of 487Before her are La Malinche (1502), Cuauhtémoc (1495), Octavio Paz (1914), Porfirio Díaz (1830), Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794), and Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (1946). After her are Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán (1957), Benito Juárez (1806), Salma Hayek (1966), Agustín de Iturbide (1783), Moctezuma I (1398), and Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753).

Among WRITERS In Mexico

Among writers born in Mexico, Juana Inés de la Cruz ranks 2Before her are Octavio Paz (1914). After her are Thomas Mayne Reid (1818), Juan Rulfo (1917), Juan Ruiz de Alarcón (1581), Rosario Castellanos (1925), Laura Esquivel (1950), Amado Nervo (1870), José Emilio Pacheco (1939), Cesar Millan (1969), Mariano Azuela (1873), and Ignacio Manuel Altamirano (1834).