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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 Died 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
Alfonso Vallejo age 75 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
Ana Tena age 52 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
Ángel González Muñiz Died 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
Ausiàs March Died 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
Carlos Bousoño age 95 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
Carlos Fernández Shaw Died 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
Carlos Oroza age 84 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 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
Eduardo Pondal Died 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
Federico García Lorca Died 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
Fernando Arrabal age 85 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
Francisco Domene age 58 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
Gabriel Aresti Died 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
Gaspar Núñez de Arce Died 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
George Santayana Died 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
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer Died 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
Jacint Verdaguer Died 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
Joan Salvat-Papasseit Died 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
Joaquín Dicenta Benedicto Died 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
Joaquin Dicenta Jr. Died 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
José Angel Valente Died 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
José de Espronceda Died 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
José Hierro Died 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
José Zorrilla Died 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

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Josefina Pla is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Josefina Pla Died at 96 (1903-1999) Josefina Pla was a Spanish poet, playwright, art critic, painter and journalist. She received numerous awards and distinctions for her literary work, for defending human rights and the equality ...more

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Juan Goytisolo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Juan Goytisolo age 87 Juan Goytisolo is a Spanish poet, essayist, and novelist. He lives in Marrakech.

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Juan Ramón Jiménez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Juan Ramón Jiménez Died at 77 (1881-1958) Juan Ramón Jiménez Mantecón was a Spanish poet, a prolific writer who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1956 "for his lyrical poetry, which in the Spanish ...more

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Judah Halevi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Judah Halevi Died at 66 (1075-1141) Judah Halevi was a Spanish Jewish physician, poet and philosopher. He was born in Spain, either in Toledo or Tudela, in 1075 or 1086, and died shortly after arriving in Israel in 1141, at that ...more

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Kirmen Uribe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Kirmen Uribe age 47 Kirmen Uribe is a Basque-language writer, and one of the most relevant writers of his generation in Spain. He won the National Prize for Literature in Spain in 2009 for his first novel ...more

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María de los Dolores Rodríguez... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
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Maria Mercè Marçal is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Maria Mercè Marçal Died at 46 (1952-1998) Maria Mercè Marçal i Serra was a Spanish poet, professor, writer and translator. She spent her childhood in Ivars d'Urgell. She went to high-school in Lleida and studied Literature ...more

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Miguel de Cervantes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Miguel de Cervantes Died at 69 (1547-1616) Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, often known mononymously as Cervantes, was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus, Don Quixote, considered to be the first modern European novel, ...more

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Miguel Hernández is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Miguel Hernández Died at 32 (1910-1942) Miguel Hernández Gilabert was a 20th-century Spanish language poet and playwright associated with the Generation of '27 movement and the Generation of '36 movement.

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Pablo García Baena is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Pablo García Baena age 94 Pablo García Baena is a Spanish poet.

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Pedro Calderón de la Barca is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Pedro Calderón de la Barca Died at 81 (1600-1681) Pedro Calderón de la Barca y Barreda González de Henao Ruiz de Blasco y Riaño, usually referred as Pedro Calderón de la Barca, was a dramatist, poet and writer of the ...more

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Pedro García Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Pedro García Cabrera Died at 76 (1905-1981) Pedro García Cabrera was a Spanish writer and poet. A member of the Generation of '27, he is considered one of the greatest poets of the Canary Islands.

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Pedro Paterno is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Pedro Paterno Died at 54 (1857-1911) Pedro Alejandro Paterno y de Vera Ignacio, also spelled Pedro Alejandro Paterno y Debera Ignacio was a Filipino politician who has been called "the greatest turncoat in Philippine ...more

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Pita Amor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Pita Amor Died at 82 (1918-2000) Guadalupe Teresa Amor Schmidtlein, who wrote as Pita Amor, was a Mexican poet. She was born in Mexico City, the youngest child of a family with seven children, of mixed French, German and ...more

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Rafael Alberti is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Rafael Alberti Died at 97 (1902-1999) Rafael Alberti Merello was a Spanish poet, a member of the Generation of '27. He is considered one of the greatest literary figures of the so-called Silver Age of Spanish Literature, and he won ...more

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Rosalía de Castro is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Rosalía de Castro Died at 48 (1837-1885) María Rosalía Rita de Castro, was a Galician romanticist writer and poet. Writing in the Galician language, after the Séculos Escuros, she became an important figure of the ...more

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Salvador Espriu is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Salvador Espriu Died at 72 (1913-1985) Salvador Espriu i Castelló was a Catalan poet who wrote most of his works in Catalan.

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Sinibaldo de Mas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Sinibaldo de Mas Died at 59 (1809-1868) Sinibaldo de Mas i Sans was a known Spanish government diplomat to Asia during the 19th century. An adventurer and a poet, he introduced photography in the Philippines in 1841. He was also a ...more

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Sofia Casanova is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Sofia Casanova Died at 96 (1862-1958) Sofia Casanova is a writer.

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Sor Juana is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Sor Juana Died at 44 (1651-1695) Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz, O.S.H., was a self-taught scholar and poet of the Baroque school, and Hieronymite nun of New Spain, known in her lifetime as "The Tenth Muse." ...more

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Vicente Aleixandre is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Vicente Aleixandre Died at 86 (1898-1984) Vicente Pío Marcelino Cirilo Aleixandre y Merlo was a Spanish poet who was born in Seville. Aleixandre received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1977 "for a creative poetic writing ...more

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Zenobia Camprubí is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Poets from Spain
Zenobia Camprubí Died at 69 (1887-1956) Zenobia Camprubí Aymar was a Spanish-born writer and poet; she was also a noted translator of the works of Rabindranath Tagore. She was born in Malgrat de Mar to a Puerto Rican mother and ...more