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Miguel de Unamuno

1864 - 1936

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Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (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 novel was Abel Sánchez: The History of a Passion (1917), a modern exploration of the Cain and Abel story. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Miguel de Unamuno has received more than 808,839 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Miguel de Unamuno is the 221st most popular philosopher (down from 213th in 2019), the 121st most popular biography from Spain (down from 109th in 2019) 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 221 out of 1,081Before him are Ibn Tufail, Joseph de Maistre, Chilon of Sparta, Bias of Priene, Slavoj Žižek, and Benedetto Croce. After him are Isaiah Berlin, Baltasar Gracián, Paul Feyerabend, Giorgio Agamben, Milarepa, and Bernard Bolzano.

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Among people born in 1864, Miguel de Unamuno ranks 14Before him are Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Walther Nernst, Hermann Minkowski, Alfred Hermann Fried, and Eleftherios Venizelos. After him are Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, Nellie Bly, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach, Dmitri Ivanovsky, and John Jacob Astor IV. Among people deceased in 1936, Miguel de Unamuno ranks 16Before him are Lev Kamenev, Grigory Zinoviev, Eleftherios Venizelos, Albert Fish, G. K. Chesterton, and Alexander Glazunov. After him are Fuad I of Egypt, Grazia Deledda, Premchand, José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Louis Blériot, and Hans von Seeckt.

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Among people born in Spain, Miguel de Unamuno ranks 121 out of 2,932Before him are Miguel Primo de Rivera (1870), Vincent of Saragossa (300), Ibn Tufail (1110), Henry II of Navarre (1503), Seneca the Elder (-54), and Pelagius of Asturias (685). After him are Manuel Azaña (1880), Baltasar Gracián (1601), Javier Solana (1942), Margaret Theresa of Spain (1651), Paco de Lucía (1947), and Ferdinand I of Aragon (1380).


Among philosophers born in Spain, Miguel de Unamuno ranks 9Before him are Ibn Arabi (1165), Isidore of Seville (560), Ramon Llull (1232), Solomon ibn Gabirol (1021), José Ortega y Gasset (1883), and Ibn Tufail (1110). After him are Baltasar Gracián (1601), Francisco Suárez (1548), Arnaldus de Villa Nova (1240), Abraham ibn Ezra (1089), Francisco de Vitoria (1483), and Juan Luis Vives (1492).