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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.

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
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 ...more

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Abraham bar Hiyya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Dec. at 66 (1070-1136)
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 ...more

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Abraham ibn Ezra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Dec. at 78 (1089-1167)
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 ...more

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Antonio Comellas y Cluet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Antonio Comellas y Cluet Dec. at 52 (1832-1884)
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 ...more

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Avempace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Dec. at 43 (1095-1138)
Avempace is the Latinate form of Ibn Bâjja, full name Abû Bakr Muḥammad Ibn Yaḥyà ibn aṣ-Ṣâ’igh at-Tûjîbî Ibn Bâjja al-Tujibi, a medieval ...more

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Averroes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Dec. at 72 (1126-1198)
Averroës is the Latinized form of Ibn Rushd, full name ʾAbū l-Walīd Muḥammad Ibn ʾAḥmad Ibn Rušd, a Berber medieval Andalusian polymath. He wrote on logic, Aristotelian and Islamic ...more

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Baltasar Gracián y Morales is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Dec. at 57 (1601-1658)
Baltasar Gracián y Morales, SJ, formerly Anglicized as Baltazar Gracian, was a Spanish Jesuit and baroque prose writer and philosopher. He was born in Belmonte, near Calatayud. His ...more

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Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Dec. at 55 (1645-1700)
Don Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora was one of the first great intellectuals born in the Spanish viceroyalty of New Spain. He was a creole patriot, exalting New Spain over Old. A ...more

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Chantal Maillard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
age 68
Chantal Maillard is a contemporary Spanish poet and philosopher. With a long repertoire behind her, she has received various literary prizes for her poetry. She was awarded the Premio Nacional ...more

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Domingo de Soto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Domingo de Soto Dec. at 66 (1494-1560)
Domingo de Soto was a Dominican priest and Scholastic theologian born in Segovia, Spain, and died in Salamanca at the age of 66. He is best known as one of the major figures of the philosophical ...more

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Enrique Colom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Enrique Colom age 78
Enrique Colom is a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome and is a Consultor of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and was contributing editor of their ...more

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Fernando Ocariz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Fernando Ocariz
Fernando Ocáriz Braña is Vicar General of Opus Dei. He is a Catholic theologian who has published several books and who is regularly consulted by the Congregation of the Faith. He ...more

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Fernando Rielo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Dec. at 81 (1923-2004)
Fernando Rielo Pardal was a mystical poet, philosopher, author, metaphysician, and Founder of a Catholic religious institute. Rielo also founded a school of thought and a foundation based on a ...more

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Fernando Savater is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Fernando Savater age 71
Fernando Fernández-Savater Martín is one of Spain's most popular living philosophers, as well as an essayist and celebrated author. Born in San Sebastián, he was an Ethics ...more

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Francesc Pujols is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Francesc Pujols Dec. at 80 (1882-1962)
Francesc Pujols i Morgades was a Catalan writer and philosopher. Pujols began to write poetry during his studies in secondary school, influenced by the work of Jacint Verdaguer and Joan ...more

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Francisco de Vitoria is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Dec. at 54 (1492-1546)
Francisco de Vitoria, OP, was a Spanish Renaissance Roman Catholic philosopher, theologian and jurist, founder of the tradition in philosophy known as the School of Salamanca, noted especially ...more

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Francisco Suárez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Dec. at 69 (1548-1617)
Francisco Suárez was a Spanish Jesuit priest, philosopher and theologian, one of the leading figures of the School of Salamanca movement, and generally regarded among the greatest ...more

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Francisco Zumel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Francisco Zumel Dec. at 67 (1540-1607)
Francisco Zumel was a Spanish philosopher and ecclesiastic. He was superior general of the Mercedarian Order and professor of physics and moral philosophy at the University of Salamanca. He was ...more

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Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Dec. at 67 (1744-1811)
Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos was a Spanish neoclassical statesman, author, philosopher and a major figure of the Age of Enlightenment in Spain.

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George Santayana is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Dec. at 89 (1863-1952)
Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás, known as George Santayana, was a philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist. Santayana was raised and educated in the United ...more

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Gómez Pereira is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Dec. at 67 (1500-1567)
Gómez Pereira was a Spanish philosopher, doctor, and natural humanist from Medina del Campo. Pereira worked hard to dispel medieval concepts of medicine and proposed the application of ...more

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Gregorio Marañón is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Dec. at 73 (1887-1960)
Gregorio Marañón y Posadillo was a Spanish physician, scientist, historian, writer and philosopher. He married Dolores Moya in 1911, they had four children. An austere, humanist ...more

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Ibn Shaprut is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Ibn Shaprut
Shem-Tob ben Isaac Shaprut of Tudela was a Spanish Jewish philosopher, physician, and polemicist. He is often confused with the physician Shem-Tob ben Isaac of Tortosa, who lived earlier. He may ...more

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Ibn Tufail is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Dec. at 80 (1105-1185)
Ibn Tufail was an Andalusian Muslim polymath: a writer, novelist, Islamic philosopher, Islamic theologian, physician, astronomer, vizier, and court official. As a philosopher and novelist, he is ...more

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Isaac ben Sheshet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Philosophers from Spain
Isaac ben Sheshet Dec. at 82 (1326-1408)
Isaac ben Sheshet Perfet was a Spanish Talmudic authority, also known by his acronym, Rivash. He was born at Valencia and settled early in life at Barcelona, where he studied under Perez ...more