Luis de León

1527 - 1591

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Luis de León (Belmonte, Cuenca, 1527 – Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Castile, Spain, 23 August 1591), was a Spanish lyric poet, Augustinian friar, theologian and academic, active during the Spanish Golden Age. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luis de León has received more than 124,141 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Luis de León is the 1,767th most popular writer (down from 1,750th in 2019), the 592nd most popular biography from Spain (down from 566th in 2019) and the 66th most popular Spanish Writer.

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  • 24

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  • 3.82

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Among writers, Luis de León ranks 1,767 out of 5,794Before him are Juan Carlos Onetti, Mukhtar Auezov, Brian Tracy, A. B. Yehoshua, Michael Jackson, and Benjamin Péret. After him are Wilhelm Raabe, Jorge Manrique, Sanai, Jules de Goncourt, Georg Heym, and Langston Hughes.

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Among people born in 1527, Luis de León ranks 9Before him are Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, Abraham Ortelius, Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal, Qi Jiguang, Barbara Blomberg, and Hans Vredeman de Vries. After him are Li Zhi, Ulrich, Duke of Mecklenburg, Luca Cambiaso, Pellegrino Tibaldi, Hamida Banu Begum, and Łukasz Górnicki. Among people deceased in 1591, Luis de León ranks 11Before him are Vincenzo Galilei, Veronica Franco, Sen no Rikyū, Dmitry of Uglich, Jacobus Gallus, and Christian I, Elector of Saxony. After him are Vespasiano I Gonzaga and Jost Amman.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Luis de León ranks 592 out of 2,595Before him are Vímara Peres (820), Miguel Hernández (1910), Sulayman ibn al-Hakam (1000), Ferdinand, Prince of Asturias (1571), Eleanor of Castile (1191), and José Antonio Aguirre (1904). After him are Jorge Manrique (1440), Luis of Spain, Count of Chinchón (1727), Juan Antonio Bardem (1922), Fermin (272), Silo of Asturias (720), and Cristóbal de Morales (1600).

Among WRITERS In Spain

Among writers born in Spain, Luis de León ranks 66Before him are Antonio de Nebrija (1441), José de Acosta (1540), Sabino Arana (1865), Juan Donoso Cortés (1809), Emilia Pardo Bazán (1851), and Miguel Hernández (1910). After him are Jorge Manrique (1440), Cristóbal de Morales (1600), Mariano José de Larra (1809), Jaume Cabré (1947), Juvencus (400), and Juan Goytisolo (1931).