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Famous Philosophers from Spain

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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.

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    Abiathar Crescas
    Abiathar Crescas (Aragonese: [aβiaˈtaɾ ˈkɾeskas], Catalan: [əβiəˈtaɾ ˈkɾeskəs]) was a... more on Wikipedia
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    Abraham bar Hiyya

    Abraham bar Hiyya

    Dec. at 66 (1070-1136)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Abraham bar Ḥiyya ha-Nasi (Hebrew: אַבְרָהָם בַּר חִיָּיא הַנָשִׂיא; c. 1070 – 1136 or 1145),... more on Wikipedia
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    Abraham ibn Ezra

    Abraham ibn Ezra

    Dec. at 78 (1089-1167)

    BirthplaceTudela, Spain

    Abraham ben Meir Ibn Ezra (Hebrew: אַבְרָהָם אִבְּן עֶזְרָא or ראב"ע‎; Arabic: ابن عزرا‎; also... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Antonio Comellas y Cluet

    Antonio Comellas y Cluet

    Dec. at 52 (1832-1884)
    Antonio Comellas y Cluet (born in Berga, in Catalonia, 16 Jan., 1832; died there, 3 June 1884)... more on Wikipedia
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    Avempace

    Avempace

    Dec. at 43 (1095-1138)

    BirthplaceZaragoza, Spain

    Avempace (c. 1085 – 1138) is the Latinate form of Ibn Bājja (Arabic: ابن باجة‎), full name Abū... more on Wikipedia
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    Averroes

    Averroes

    Dec. at 72 (1126-1198)

    BirthplaceCórdoba, Spain

    Ibn Rushd (Arabic: ابن رشد‎; full name in Arabic: أبو الوليد محمد ابن احمد ابن رشد‎,... more on Wikipedia

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    Baltasar Gracián y Morales

    Baltasar Gracián y Morales

    Dec. at 57 (1601-1658)

    BirthplaceBelmonte de Gracián, Spain

    Baltasar Gracián y Morales, SJ (Spanish pronunciation: [baltaˈsaɾ ɣɾaˈθjan]; 8 January 1601 –... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora

    Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora

    Dec. at 55 (1645-1700)

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Don Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora (August 14, 1645 – August 22, 1700) was one of the first... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Chantal Maillard

    BirthplaceBrussels, Belgium

    Chantal Maillard (born 1951) is a contemporary Spanish poet and philosopher. With a long... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Domingo de Soto

    Domingo de Soto

    Dec. at 66 (1494-1560)

    BirthplaceSegovia, Spain

    Domingo de Soto (1494 – November 15, 1560) was a Dominican priest and Scholastic theologian... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Enrique Colom

    Enrique Colom

    Age: 79
    Enrique Colom is a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome and is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Fernando Ocariz

    Fernando Ocariz

    Fernando Ocáriz Braña (born 27 October 1944) is a Roman Catholic priest who serves as the... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Fernando Rielo

    Fernando Rielo

    Dec. at 81 (1923-2004)

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    Fernando Rielo Pardal (28 August 1923 – 6 December 2004) was a Catholic Servant of God,... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Fernando Savater

    Fernando Savater

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceDonostia / San Sebastián, Spain

    Fernando Fernández-Savater Martín (born 21 June 1947 at Basque city of San Sebastián) is one... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Francesc Pujols

    Francesc Pujols

    Dec. at 80 (1882-1962)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Francesc Pujols i Morgades (1882 in Barcelona – 1962 in Martorell) was a Spanish writer and... more on Wikipedia
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    Francisco de Vitoria

    Francisco de Vitoria

    Dec. at 54 (1492-1546)

    BirthplaceBurgos, Spain

    Francisco de Vitoria (c. 1483 – 12 August 1546; also known as Francisco de Victoria) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Francisco Suárez

    Francisco Suárez

    Dec. at 69 (1548-1617)

    BirthplaceGranada, Spain

    Francisco Suárez (5 January 1548 – 25 September 1617) was a Spanish Jesuit priest, philosopher... more on Wikipedia
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    Francisco Zumel

    Francisco Zumel

    Dec. at 67 (1540-1607)

    BirthplacePalencia, Spain

    Francisco Zumel (ca. 1540-1607) was a Spanish philosopher and ecclesiastic. He was superior... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos

    Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos

    Dec. at 67 (1744-1811)

    BirthplaceGijón, Spain

    Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos (born Gaspar Melchor de Jove y Llanos, 5 January 1744 – 27... more on Wikipedia
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    George Santayana

    George Santayana

    Dec. at 89 (1863-1952)

    BirthplaceEurope, Madrid, Madrid, Southern Europe, Madrid metropolitan area

    Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás, known in English as George Santayana (;... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Gómez Pereira

    Gómez Pereira

    Dec. at 67 (1500-1567)

    BirthplaceMedina del Campo, Spain

    Gómez Pereira (1500–1567) was a Spanish philosopher, doctor, and natural humanist from Medina... more on Wikipedia
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    Gregorio Marañón

    Gregorio Marañón

    Dec. at 73 (1887-1960)

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    Gregorio Marañón y Posadillo, OWL (19 May 1887 in Madrid – 27 March 1960 in Madrid) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Ibn Shaprut

    Ibn Shaprut

    Shem-Tob ben Isaac Shaprut of Tudela (Hebrew: שם טוב אבן שפרוט) (born at Tudela in the middle... more on Wikipedia
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    Ibn Tufail

    Ibn Tufail

    Dec. at 80 (1105-1185)

    BirthplaceGuadix, Spain

    Ibn Tufail (c. 1105 – 1185) (full Arabic name: أبو بكر محمد بن عبد الملك بن محمد بن طفيل... more on Wikipedia
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    Isaac ben Sheshet

    Dec. at 82 (1326-1408)

    BirthplaceValencia, Spain

    Isaac ben Sheshet Perfet (1326–1408) (Hebrew: יצחק בן ששת) was a Spanish Talmudic authority,... more on Wikipedia