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Luis de Góngora

Spanish poet

Died when: 65 years 317 days (790 months)
Star Sign: Cancer


Luis de Góngora

Luis de Góngora y Argote (born Luis de Argote y Góngora;Spanish: [lwiz ðe ˈɣoŋɡoɾa]; 11 July 1561 – 24 May 1627) was a Spanish Baroque lyric poet and a Catholic priest.

Góngora and his lifelong rival, Francisco de Quevedo, are widely considered the most prominent Spanish poets of all time.

His style is characterized by what was called culteranismo, also known as Gongorismo.This style existed in stark contrast to Quevedo's conceptismo.

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