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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Abbas Ibn Firnas Dec. at 77 (810-887)

Birthplace: Ronda, Spain

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, ...more
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Alfonso Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Age: 76

Birthplace: Santander, Spain

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 ...more
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Ana Tena is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Age: 53
Ana Tena Puy (born 1966) is an Aragonese writer in Ribagorçan Aragonese.
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Ángel Gonzá... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 83 (1925-2008)

Birthplace: Oviedo, Spain

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 ...more
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Ausiàs March is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 59 (1400-1459)

Birthplace: Beniarjó, Spain

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 ...more
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Carlos Bousoño is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Age: 96

Birthplace: Boal, Spain

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 ...more
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Carlos Fernández ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 46 (1865-1911)

Birthplace: Spain

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 ...more
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Carlos Oroza is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Age: 85

Birthplace: Viveiro, Spain

Carlos Oroza (May 13, 1923 – November 20, 2015) was a Spanish poet.
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Carmen Marai is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Poets from Spain

Birthplace: San Antonio, Chile

Carmen Marai is the nom de plume of Carmen María Bassa Rodríguez, a Chilean poet and novelist.
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Eduardo Pondal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 82 (1835-1917)

Birthplace: Ponteceso, Spain

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 ...more
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Federico García L... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 38 (1898-1936)

Birthplace: Fuente Vaqueros, Spain

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

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Fernando Arrabal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Age: 86

Birthplace: Melilla, Spain

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
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Francisco Domene is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Age: 59

Birthplace: Caniles, Spain

Francisco Domene (born 12 February 1960) is a Spanish writer, narrator, novelist, and poet. He was born in Caniles, Granada, Spain.
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Gabriel Aresti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 42 (1933-1975)

Birthplace: Bilbao, Spain

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 ...more
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Gaspar Núñ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 69 (1834-1903)

Birthplace: Valladolid, Spain

Gaspar Núñez de Arce (1834–1903) was a Spanish poet, dramatist and statesman. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature five times.
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George Santayana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 89 (1863-1952)

Birthplace: Europe, Madrid, Madrid, Southern Europe, Madrid metropolitan area, + more

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 ...more

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Gustavo Adolfo Bé... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 34 (1836-1870)

Birthplace: Seville, Spain

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 ...more
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Jacint Verdaguer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 57 (1845-1902)

Birthplace: Folgueroles, Spain

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 ...more
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Joan Salvat-Papasseit is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 30 (1894-1924)

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

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 ...more
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Joaquín Dicenta B... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 55 (1862-1917)

Birthplace: Calatayud, Spain

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 ...more
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Joaquin Dicenta Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 74 (1893-1967)

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Joaquin Dicenta Jr. was a poet and playwright.
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José Angel Valent... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 71 (1929-2000)

Birthplace: Ourense, Spain

Jose Angel Valente is a poet, essayist, critic and translator Spanish.
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José de Espronced... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 34 (1808-1842)

Birthplace: Almendralejo, Spain

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. ...more
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José Hierro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 80 (1922-2002)

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

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 ...more
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José Zorrilla is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 76 (1817-1893)

Birthplace: Valladolid, Spain

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

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