Miguel de Unamuno

1864 - 1936

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Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (Spanish pronunciation: [miˈɣ̞el ð̞e̞ u.naˈ i ˈxu.ɣ̞o] 29 September 1864 – 31 December 1936) was a Spanish essayist, novelist, poet, playwright, philosopher, professor of Greek and Classics, and later rector at the University of Salamanca. His major philosophical essay was The Tragic Sense of Life (1912), and his most famous novels were Abel Sánchez: The History of a Passion (1917), a modern exploration of the Cain and Abel story, and Mist (1914), which Literary Encyclopedia calls "the most acclaimed Spanish Modernist novel". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Miguel de Unamuno has received more than 971,238 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Miguel de Unamuno is the 216th most popular philosopher (up from 218th in 2019), the 121st most popular biography from Spain and the 9th most popular Spanish Philosopher.

Miguel de Unamuno is most famous for his novel "Niebla" in which he explores the idea of a man who is unable to find meaning in life.

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Among philosophers, Miguel de Unamuno ranks 216 out of 1,267Before him are Gabriel Marcel, Joseph de Maistre, Gaston Bachelard, Rudolf Carnap, Benedetto Croce, and Diogenes of Apollonia. After him are Imre Lakatos, George Herbert Mead, Julius Evola, Josef Breuer, Cratylus, and Bayazid Bastami.

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Among people born in 1864, Miguel de Unamuno ranks 13Before him are Camille Claudel, Walther Nernst, Hermann Minkowski, Eleftherios Venizelos, Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, and Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine. After him are Alfred Hermann Fried, Dmitri Ivanovsky, Rudolf Kjellén, Heinrich Wölfflin, Vilhelm Hammershøi, and Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale. Among people deceased in 1936, Miguel de Unamuno ranks 17Before him are Lev Kamenev, Ferdinand Tönnies, Grigory Zinoviev, Fuad I of Egypt, Grazia Deledda, and Eleftherios Venizelos. After him are Albert Fish, Elsa Einstein, G. K. Chesterton, Premchand, José Antonio Primo de Rivera, and Louis Blériot.

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Among people born in Spain, Miguel de Unamuno ranks 121 out of 3,355Before him are Peter of Castile (1334), Juan Ponce de León (1460), Manuel Azaña (1880), Alfonso V of Aragon (1396), Margaret Theresa of Spain (1651), and Pablo de Sarasate (1844). After him are Javier Solana (1942), Paco de Lucía (1947), Francisco de Orellana (1511), Francisco Tárrega (1852), Ferdinand III of Castile (1199), and Ricardo Zamora (1901).


Among philosophers born in Spain, Miguel de Unamuno ranks 9Before him are Ibn Arabi (1165), Ramon Llull (1232), José Ortega y Gasset (1883), Ibn Tufail (1110), Baltasar Gracián (1601), and Solomon ibn Gabirol (1021). After him are Abraham ibn Ezra (1089), Francisco Suárez (1548), Arnaldus de Villa Nova (1240), Francisco de Vitoria (1483), Juan Luis Vives (1492), and Pompeia Plotina (65).