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 719,341 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Miguel de Unamuno is the 213th most popular philosopher (up from 236th in 2019), the 109th most popular biography from Spain (up from 140th 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 213 out of 1,089Before him are Bayazid Bastami, Benedetto Croce, Pelagius, Muhammad Abduh, Melissus of Samos, and Gabriel Marcel. After him are Swami Vivekananda, Paulo Freire, Bernard Bolzano, Hasan al-Basri, Hippias, and Imre Lakatos.

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Among people born in 1864, Miguel de Unamuno ranks 10Before him are Alois Alzheimer, Camille Claudel, Wilhelm Wien, Walther Nernst, Hermann Minkowski, and Maurice Leblanc. After him are Eleftherios Venizelos, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Alfred Hermann Fried, and Charles Cooley. Among people deceased in 1936, Miguel de Unamuno ranks 14Before him are Lev Kamenev, Ferdinand Tönnies, Luigi Pirandello, Grigory Zinoviev, Albert Fish, and G. K. Chesterton. After him are Alexander Glazunov, Eleftherios Venizelos, Louis Blériot, Grazia Deledda, Fuad I of Egypt, and Ottorino Respighi.

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Among people born in Spain, Miguel de Unamuno ranks 109 out of 2,595Before him are Solomon ibn Gabirol (1021), Ibn Tufail (1110), Francisco Gento (1933), Francisco Tárrega (1852), José Carreras (1946), and Antipope Benedict XIII (1328). After him are Dolores Ibárruri (1895), Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852), Miguel Primo de Rivera (1870), Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566), Pelagius of Asturias (685), and Mariana Victoria of Spain (1718).


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