Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo
Spanish historianDied when: 55 years 181 days (665 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio
Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo (Spanish pronunciation: [maɾθeˈlino meˈnendeθ i peˈlaʝo]; 3 November 1856 – 19 May 1912) was a Spanish scholar, historian and literary critic.
Even though his main interest was the history of ideas, and Hispanic philology in general, he also cultivated poetry, translation and philosophy.
He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature five times.