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Famous Poets from Spain

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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.

Use this list of renowned Spanish poets to discover some new poets that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
  • Abbas Ibn Firnas1

    Abbas Ibn Firnas

    Dec. at 77 (810-887)

    BirthplaceRonda, Spain

    Abu al-Qasim Abbas ibn Firnas ibn Wirdas al-Takurini (809–887 A.D.), also known as Abbas ibn... more on Wikipedia
  • Alfonso Vallejo2

    BirthplaceSantander, Spain

    Alfonso Vallejo (born 1943, Santander) is a Spanish playwright, poet, painter and neurologist.... more on Wikipedia
  • Ana Tena3

    Ana Tena

    Age: 54
    Ana Tena Puy (born 1966) is an Aragonese writer in Ribagorçan Aragonese.
  • Ángel González Muñiz4

    Ángel González Muñiz

    Dec. at 83 (1925-2008)

    BirthplaceOviedo, Spain

    Ángel González Muñiz (6 September 1925 – 12 January 2008) was a major Spanish poet of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Ausiàs March5

    Ausiàs March

    Dec. at 59 (1400-1459)

    BirthplaceBeniarjó, Spain

    Ausiàs March (Valencian pronunciation: [awziˈaz ˈmaɾk]; 1400 – March 3, 1459) was a medieval... more on Wikipedia
  • Carlos Bousoño6

    BirthplaceBoal, Spain

    Carlos Bousoño (9 May 1923 – 24 October 2015) was a Spanish poet and literary critic. His... more on Wikipedia
  • Carlos Fernández Shaw7

    Carlos Fernández Shaw

    Dec. at 46 (1865-1911)


    Carlos Fernández Shaw (23 September 1865 – 7 June 1911) was a Spanish poet, playwright, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Carlos Oroza8

    BirthplaceEurope, Viveiro, Province of Lugo, Southern Europe, Galicia

    Carlos Oroza (May 13, 1923 – November 20, 2015) was a Spanish poet.
  • 9
    Carmen Marai is the nom de plume of Carmen María Bassa Rodríguez, a Chilean poet and novelist.
  • Eduardo Pondal10

    Eduardo Pondal

    Dec. at 82 (1835-1917)

    BirthplacePonteceso, Spain

    Eduardo María González-Pondal Abente (February 8, 1835 – March 8, 1917) was a Galician... more on Wikipedia
  • Federico García Lorca11

    Federico García Lorca

    Dec. at 38 (1898-1936)

    BirthplaceFuente Vaqueros, Spain

    Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca (Spanish pronunciation: [feðeˈɾiko ðel... more on Wikipedia

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  • Fernando Arrabal12

    BirthplaceSpain, Melilla

    Fernando Arrabal Terán (born August 11, 1932) is a Spanish playwright, screenwriter, film... more on Wikipedia
  • Francisco Domene13

    BirthplaceCaniles, Spain

    Francisco Domene (born 12 February 1960) is a Spanish writer, narrator, novelist, and poet.... more on Wikipedia
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    Gabriel Aresti

    Dec. at 42 (1933-1975)

    BirthplaceBilbao, Europe, Basque Country, Southern Europe, Spain

    Gabriel Aresti Segurola (October 14, 1933 – June 5, 1975) was one of the most important... more on Wikipedia
  • Gaspar Núñez de Arce15

    Gaspar Núñez de Arce

    Dec. at 69 (1834-1903)

    BirthplaceValladolid, Spain

    Gaspar Núñez de Arce (1834–1903) was a Spanish poet, dramatist and statesman. He was nominated... more on Wikipedia
  • George Santayana16

    George Santayana

    Dec. at 89 (1863-1952)

    BirthplaceEurope, Madrid, Madrid, Southern Europe, Madrid metropolitan area

    Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás, known in English as George Santayana (;... more on Wikipedia

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  • Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer17

    Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

    Dec. at 34 (1836-1870)

    BirthplaceSeville, Spain

    Gustavo Adolfo Claudio Domínguez Bastida, better known as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (February... more on Wikipedia
  • Jacint Verdaguer18

    Jacint Verdaguer

    Dec. at 57 (1845-1902)

    BirthplaceFolgueroles, Spain

    Jacint Verdaguer i Santaló (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒəˈsim bəɾðəˈɣej səntəl'o]; May 17, 1845 –... more on Wikipedia
  • Joan Salvat-Papasseit19

    Joan Salvat-Papasseit

    Dec. at 30 (1894-1924)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Joan Salvat-Papasseit (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒuˈan səlˈβat pəpəˈsɛjt]; Barcelona, 16 May... more on Wikipedia
  • Joaquín Dicenta Benedicto20

    Joaquín Dicenta Benedicto

    Dec. at 55 (1862-1917)

    BirthplaceCalatayud, Spain

    Joaquín Dicenta Benedicto (Calatayud, February 3, 1862 – February 21, 1917) was a Spanish... more on Wikipedia
  • Joaquin Dicenta Jr.21

    Joaquin Dicenta Jr.

    Dec. at 74 (1893-1967)

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    Joaquin Dicenta Jr. was a poet and playwright.
  • José Angel Valente22

    José Angel Valente

    Dec. at 71 (1929-2000)

    BirthplaceOurense, Spain

    Jose Angel Valente is a poet, essayist, critic and translator Spanish.
  • José de Espronceda23

    José de Espronceda

    Dec. at 34 (1808-1842)

    BirthplaceAlmendralejo, Spain

    José Ignacio Javier Oriol Encarnación de Espronceda y Delgado (25 March 1808 – 23 May 1842)... more on Wikipedia
  • José Hierro24

    José Hierro

    Dec. at 80 (1922-2002)

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    José Hierro del Real (born April 3, 1922 in Madrid, Spain – died December 21, 2002 in Madrid,... more on Wikipedia
  • José Zorrilla25

    José Zorrilla

    Dec. at 76 (1817-1893)

    BirthplaceValladolid, Spain

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