Juan Ramón Jiménez
Spanish poetDied when: 76 years 157 days (917 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Juan Ramón Jiménez Mantecón (Spanish pronunciation: [xwan raˈmoŋ xiˈmeneθ manteˈkon]; 23 December 1881 – 29 May 1958) was a Spanish poet, a prolific writer who received the 1956 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his lyrical poetry, which in the Spanish language constitutes an example of high spirit and artistic purity".
One of Jiménez's most important contributions to modern poetry was his advocacy of the concept of "pure poetry".