READ Famous Philosophers from Spain

12.3k views 49 items

List of notable or famous philosophers from Spain, with bios and photos, including the top philosophers born in Spain and even some popular philosophers who immigrated to Spain. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Spanish philosophers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These philosophers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known philosopher from Spain is included when available.

List people include Ramon Llull, George Santayana and many more.

This historic philosophers from Spain list can help answer the questions "Who are some Spanish philosophers of note?" and "Who are the most famous philosophers from Spain?" These prominent philosophers of Spain may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Spanish philosophers.

Use this list of renowned Spanish philosophers to discover some new philosophers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (49 items)
Abiathar Crescas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Photo: via Tumblr

Abiathar Crescas was a 15th-century Jewish physician and astrologer from the Crown of Aragon. He was head astrologer to King John of Aragon, father of King Ferdinand of Aragon. Crescas was a very prominent Jewish figure in Aragon. He could remove cataracts by a surgical procedure known as couching, and was most famous for restoring the eyesight of King John in two simple operations. ...more

see more on Abiathar Crescas
Abraham bar Hiyya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Photo: Freebase/GNU Free Documentation License

Abraham bar Ḥiyya ha-Nasi was a Jewish mathematician, astronomer and philosopher, also known as Savasorda or Abraham Judaeus. He was born in Barcelona and scholars suspect he travelled to Narbonne where he is thought to have died. Abraham bar Ḥiyya's most influential work is his Ḥibbūr ha-meshīḥah we-ha-tishboret, a Hebrew treatise on Islamic algebra and practical geometry. It was translated in 1145 into Latin by Plato of Tivoli as Liber Embadorum It contains the first complete solution of the quadratic equation x² - ax + b = 0 known in Europe and influenced the work of Leonardo Fibonacci. Bar Ḥiyya wrote several more works on mathematics, astronomy and Jewish philosophy. ...more

Age: Died at 66 (1070-1136)

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

see more on Abraham bar Hiyya
Abraham ibn Ezra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Photo: via Tumblr

Rabbi Abraham Ben Meir Ibn Ezra was born at Tudela, Navarre in 1089, and died c. 1167, apparently in Calahorra. He was one of the most distinguished Jewish men of letters and writers of the Middle Ages. Ibn Ezra excelled in philosophy, astronomy/astrology, mathematics, poetry, linguistics, and exegesis; he was called The Wise, The Great and The Admirable Doctor. He was born at Tudela, when the town was under the Muslim rule of the emirs of Zaragoza. Later he lived in Córdoba. In Granada, it is said, he met his future friend Yehuda Halevi. He left Spain before 1140 to escape persecution of the Jews by the new fanatical regime of the Almohads. He led a life of restless wandering, which took ...more

Age: Died at 78 (1089-1167)

Birthplace: Tudela, Spain

see more on Abraham ibn Ezra
Antonio Comellas y Cluet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Photo: via Tumblr

Antonio Comellas y Cluet

Antonio Comellas y Cluet was a philosopher. Comellas studied philosophy and theology in Vic, and entered the diocesan seminary in Solsona, Lleida. After his ordination he continued to teach Latin at Solsona until 1862, when he was appointed professor of theology. During his stay there he published two pamphlets. The first was a discourse, delivered at the opening of the scholastic term, 1866–67, in which he tried to explain in a new manner the procession of the Holy Trinity, and the second a translation, accompanied by prologue and notes, of a work by Reginald Baumstark, Pensamientos de un protestante sobre la invitación del papa á la reconciliación con la Iglesia católica romana. To be able ...more

Age: Died at 52 (1832-1884)