Lope de Vega

1562 - 1635

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Félix Lope de Vega y Carpio ( LOH-pay dee VAY-gə, Spanish: [ˈlope ˈfeliks ðe ˈβeɣa i ˈkaɾpjo]; 25 November 1562 – 27 August 1635) was a Spanish playwright, poet, and novelist. He was one of the key figures in the Spanish Golden Age of Baroque literature. His reputation in the world of Spanish literature is second only to that of Miguel de Cervantes, while the sheer volume of his literary output is unequalled, making him one of the most prolific authors in the history of literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lope de Vega has received more than 571,664 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Lope de Vega is the 230th most popular writer (up from 263rd in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Spain (up from 62nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Spanish Writer.

Lope de Vega is most famous for his plays and poetry.

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Among writers, Lope de Vega ranks 230 out of 5,794Before him are Halldór Laxness, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Jacob Grimm, Nikos Kazantzakis, Robert Musil, and Emily Dickinson. After him are Svetlana Alexievich, W. Somerset Maugham, Wisława Szymborska, Anacreon, Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, and Bartolomé de las Casas.

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Among people born in 1562, Lope de Vega ranks 1After him are Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Vincenzo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Xu Guangqi, Cesare d'Este, Duke of Modena, Cornelis van Haarlem, Pietro Bernini, Ottavio Rinuccini, John Bull, Friedrich Wilhelm I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, and Adam van Noort. Among people deceased in 1635, Lope de Vega ranks 1After him are Wilhelm Schickard, Samuel de Champlain, Jacques Callot, Zacharias Janssen, Reza Abbasi, Joos de Momper, Fakhr al-Din II, Friedrich Spee, Elisabeth of Lorraine, Luke Foxe, and Alessandro Tassoni.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Lope de Vega ranks 57 out of 2,595Before him are Quintilian (35), Tomás de Torquemada (1420), Pedro Almodóvar (1949), Eugénie de Montijo (1826), John of the Cross (1542), and Ramon Llull (1232). After him are Abd al-Rahman III (889), Bartolomé de las Casas (1484), Michael Servetus (1509), Santiago Bernabéu Yeste (1895), Amancio Ortega (1936), and Juan Ponce de León (1460).

Among WRITERS In Spain

Among writers born in Spain, Lope de Vega ranks 4Before him are Miguel de Cervantes (1547), Federico García Lorca (1898), and Quintilian (35). After him are Bartolomé de las Casas (1484), Martial (40), Lucan (39), Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600), Alfonso X of Castile (1221), Henry IV of Castile (1425), Seneca the Elder (-54), and Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881).