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Famous Poets from Spain

Updated June 14, 2019 11.9k views47 items

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

This list includes Federico García Lorca, George Santayana and more people.

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

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    Abbas Ibn Firnas

    Dec. at 77 (810-887)

    BirthplaceRonda, Spain

    GenderMale

    Abu al-Qasim Abbas ibn Firnas ibn Wirdas al-Takurini (809–887 A.D.), also known as Abbas ibn Firnas (Arabic: عباس بن فرناس‎), was an Andalusian polymath: an inventor, physician, chemist, engineer,...  more
  • 2

    BirthplaceSantander, Spain

    GenderMale

    Alfonso Vallejo (born 1943, Santander) is a Spanish playwright, poet, painter and neurologist. He has published 34 plays and 25 poetry books. Vallejo was awarded the Lope de Vega prize in 1976 for...  more
  • 3

    Ana Tena

    Age: 54

    GenderFemale

    Ana Tena Puy (born 1966) is an Aragonese writer in Ribagorçan Aragonese....  more
  • 4

    Ángel González Muñiz

    Dec. at 83 (1925-2008)

    BirthplaceOviedo, Spain

    GenderMale

    Ángel González Muñiz (6 September 1925 – 12 January 2008) was a major Spanish poet of the twentieth century. González was born in Oviedo. He took a law degree at the University of Oviedo and, in...  more
  • 5

    Ausiàs March

    Dec. at 59 (1400-1459)

    BirthplaceBeniarjó, Spain

    GenderMale

    Ausiàs March (Valencian pronunciation: [awziˈaz ˈmaɾk]; 1400 – March 3, 1459) was a medieval Valencian poet and knight from Gandia, Valencia. He is considered as one of the most important poets of...  more
  • 6

    BirthplaceBoal, Spain

    GenderMale

    Carlos Bousoño (9 May 1923 – 24 October 2015) was a Spanish poet and literary critic. His work is frequently associated with the post-Spanish Civil War literary group. Bousoño was a recipient of...  more
  • 7

    Carlos Fernández Shaw

    Dec. at 46 (1865-1911)

    BirthplaceSpain

    GenderMale

    Carlos Fernández Shaw (23 September 1865 – 7 June 1911) was a Spanish poet, playwright, and journalist. He wrote the texts for many zarzuelas, including La revoltosa, La chavala and Las bravías, all...  more
  • 8

    BirthplaceViveiro, Spain

    GenderMale

    Carlos Oroza (May 13, 1923 – November 20, 2015) was a Spanish poet....  more
  • 9
    Carmen Marai is the nom de plume of Carmen María Bassa Rodríguez, a Chilean poet and novelist....  more
  • 10

    Eduardo Pondal

    Dec. at 82 (1835-1917)

    BirthplacePonteceso, Spain

    GenderMale

    Eduardo María González-Pondal Abente (February 8, 1835 – March 8, 1917) was a Galician (Spain) poet, who wrote in both Galician and Spanish. Of Hidalgo origin, Pondal was the youngest of a family of...  more
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    Federico García Lorca

    Dec. at 38 (1898-1936)

    BirthplaceFuente Vaqueros, Spain

    GenderMale

    Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca (Spanish pronunciation: [feðeˈɾiko ðel saˈɣɾaðo koɾaˈθon de xeˈsuz ɣaɾˈθi.a ˈloɾka]; 5 June 1898 – 19 August 1936), known as Federico García Lorca...  more

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    BirthplaceMelilla, Spain

    GenderMale

    Fernando Arrabal Terán (born August 11, 1932) is a Spanish playwright, screenwriter, film director, novelist, and poet. He was born in Melilla and settled in France in 1955. Regarding his...  more
  • 13

    BirthplaceCaniles, Spain

    GenderMale

    Francisco Domene (born 12 February 1960) is a Spanish writer, narrator, novelist, and poet. He was born in Caniles, Granada, Spain....  more
  • 14

    Gabriel Aresti

    Dec. at 42 (1933-1975)

    BirthplaceBilbao, Spain

    GenderMale

    Gabriel Aresti Segurola (October 14, 1933 – June 5, 1975) was one of the most important writers and poets in Basque language in the 20th century. He grew up in Bilbao, which was a Spanish-speaking...  more
  • 15

    Gaspar Núñez de Arce

    Dec. at 69 (1834-1903)

    BirthplaceValladolid, Spain

    GenderMale

    Gaspar Núñez de Arce (1834–1903) was a Spanish poet, dramatist and statesman. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature five times....  more
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    George Santayana

    Dec. at 89 (1863-1952)

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    GenderMale

    Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás, known in English as George Santayana (; December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952), was a philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist. Originally from...  more

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    Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

    Dec. at 34 (1836-1870)

    BirthplaceSeville, Spain

    GenderMale

    Gustavo Adolfo Claudio Domínguez Bastida, better known as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (February 17, 1836, Seville – December 22, 1870, Madrid), was a Spanish Romanticist poet and writer (mostly short...  more
  • 18

    Jacint Verdaguer

    Dec. at 57 (1845-1902)

    BirthplaceFolgueroles, Spain

    GenderMale

    Jacint Verdaguer i Santaló (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒəˈsim bəɾðəˈɣej səntəl'o]; May 17, 1845 – June 10, 1902) was a Spanish writer, regarded as one of the greatest poets of Catalan literature and a...  more
  • 19

    Joan Salvat-Papasseit

    Dec. at 30 (1894-1924)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    GenderMale

    Joan Salvat-Papasseit (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒuˈan səlˈβat pəpəˈsɛjt]; Barcelona, 16 May 1894 – 7 August 1924) was a Catalan poet, though he also wrote articles, manifestos and other prose of a...  more
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    Joaquín Dicenta Benedicto

    Dec. at 55 (1862-1917)

    BirthplaceCalatayud, Spain

    GenderMale

    Joaquín Dicenta Benedicto (Calatayud, February 3, 1862 – February 21, 1917) was a Spanish journalist, novelist, playwright and poet. His 1895 play Juan José was the second-most performed in the...  more
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    Joaquin Dicenta Jr.

    Dec. at 74 (1893-1967)

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    GenderMale

    Joaquin Dicenta Jr. was a poet and playwright....  more
  • 22

    José Angel Valente

    Dec. at 71 (1929-2000)

    BirthplaceOurense, Spain

    GenderMale

    Jose Angel Valente is a poet, essayist, critic and translator Spanish....  more
  • 23

    José de Espronceda

    Dec. at 34 (1808-1842)

    BirthplaceAlmendralejo, Spain

    GenderMale

    José Ignacio Javier Oriol Encarnación de Espronceda y Delgado (25 March 1808 – 23 May 1842) was a Romantic Spanish poet, one of the most representative authors of the 19th century. He was influenced...  more
  • 24

    José Hierro

    Dec. at 80 (1922-2002)

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    GenderMale

    José Hierro del Real (born April 3, 1922 in Madrid, Spain – died December 21, 2002 in Madrid, Spain), sometimes colloquially called Pepe Hierro, was a Spanish poet. He belonged to the so-called...  more
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    José Zorrilla

    Dec. at 76 (1817-1893)

    BirthplaceValladolid, Spain

    GenderMale

    José Zorrilla y Moral (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse θoˈriʎa]) was a Spanish poet and dramatist....  more