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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
Dec. at 77 (810-887)
Abbas ibn Firnas, also known as Abbas Abu al-Qasim ibn Firnas ibn Wirdas al-Takurini, was an Andalusian polymath: an inventor, physician, engineer, Andalusian musician, and Arabic-language poet. ...more
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Alfonso Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
age 76
Alfonso Vallejo 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 his play "El ...more
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Ana Tena is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
age 53
Ana Tena Puy is an Aragonese writer in Ribagorçan Aragonese.
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Ángel González Muñiz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 83 (1925-2008)
Ángel González Muñiz 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 1950, ...more
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Ausiàs March is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 59 (1400-1459)
Ausiàs March was a medieval Valencian poet and knight from Gandia, Valencia. He is considered as one of the most important poets of the "Golden Century" of Valencian
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Carlos Bousoño is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
age 96
Carlos Bousoño is a Spanish poet and literary critic. His work is frequently associated with the post-Spanish Civil War literary group.
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Carlos Fernández Shaw is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 46 (1865-1911)
Carlos Fernández Shaw was a Spanish poet and playwright. He wrote the libretti for the operas Margarita la tornera by Ruperto Chapí and La vida breve by Manuel de Falla. ...more
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Carlos Oroza is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
age 85
Carlos Oroza is a Spanish poet who was born in Viveiro – Spain May 13, 1933.
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Carmen Marai is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
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)
Eduardo María González-Pondal Abente was a Galician poet, who wrote in both Galician and Spanish. Of Hidalgo origin, Pondal was the youngest of a family of seven. From 1884 onwards ...more
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Federico García Lorca is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 38 (1898-1936)
Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca, known as Federico García Lorca was a Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director. García Lorca achieved ...more
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Fernando Arrabal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
age 83
Fernando Arrabal Terán is a Spanish playwright, screenwriter, film director, novelist and poet. Arrabal was born in Melilla, Spain, but settled in France in 1955; he describes himself as ...more
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Francisco Domene is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
age 59
Francisco Domene is a Spanish writer, narrator, novelist, and poet. He was born in Caniles,.
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Gabriel Aresti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 42 (1933-1975)
Gabriel Aresti Segurola 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 environment. Although his ...more
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Gaspar Núñez de Arce is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 69 (1834-1903)
Gaspar Núñez de Arce was a Spanish poet, dramatist and statesman. He was born at Valladolid, where he was educated for the priesthood. He had no vocation for the ecclesiastical ...more
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George Santayana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Poets 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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Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 34 (1836-1870)
Gustavo Adolfo Claudio Domínguez Bastida, better known as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, was a Spanish post-romanticist poet and writer, also a playwright, literary columnist, and ...more
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Jacint Verdaguer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 57 (1845-1902)
Jacint Verdaguer i Santaló is regarded as one of the greatest poets of Catalan literature and a prominent literary figure of the Renaixença, a national revival movement of the late ...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)
Joan Salvat-Papasseit was a Catalan poet, though he also wrote articles, manifestos and other prose of a political and social nature. He wrote primarily in Catalan, although he had an early ...more
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Joaquín Dicenta Benedicto is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 55 (1862-1917)
Joaquín Dicenta Benedicto was a Spanish journalist, novelist, playwright and poet. His 1895 play Juan José was the second-most performed in the Spanish repertory between then and ...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)
Joaquin Dicenta Jr. was a poet and playwright.
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José Angel Valente is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 71 (1929-2000)
Jose Angel Valente is a poet, essayist, critic and translator Spanish.
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José de Espronceda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 34 (1808-1842)
José Ignacio Javier Oriol Encarnación de Espronceda y Delgado was a Romantic Spanish poet.
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José Hierro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 80 (1922-2002)
José Hierro del Real, sometimes colloquially called Pepe Hierro, was a Spanish poet. He belonged to the so-called postwar generation, within the rootless and existential poetry streams. ...more
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José Zorrilla is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Dec. at 76 (1817-1893)
José Zorrilla y Moral was a Spanish Romantic poet and dramatist. He was born in Valladolid to a magistrate in whom Ferdinand VII placed special confidence. He was educated by the Jesuits ...more