Unamuno y Jugo, Miguel de

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Unamuno y Jugo, Miguel de Gender: M
born on 29 September 1864 at 07:18 (= 07:18 AM )
Place Bilbao, Spain, 43n15, 2w58
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 06°23' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 18°25 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 19°11'


Spanish educator, philosopher and author of novels, poetry and plays who had great influence in 20th century Spain. Educated at the University of Madrid, he became a professor of Greek at the University of Salamanca, 1891-1901, at which time he became the Rector. In 1914 he was forced into retirement because of his attack on the government of King Alfonso XIII. Unamuno was exiled in 1924 to the Canary Islands because of his attack on the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera. He returned in 1930 to his post as rector of Salamanca.

He was an early existentialist who concerned himself largely with the tension between intellect and emotion, faith and reason. Man's "hunger for immortality" is, he held, constantly denied by reason and can only be satisfied by faith, and the resulting tension results in unceasing agony. His major works include, ""The Live of Don Quixote and Sancho" in 1927, "Mist " in 1928, "The Agonies of Christianity" in 1928 and "Three Exemplary Novels and a Prologue" in 1930. He is also noted for two plays and further philosophical works.

Unamuno died in Salamanca, 12/31/1936.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Career 1891 (Professor at Univ. of Salamanca, ten yrs.)
  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 1914 (Forced retirement)
  • Family : Change residence 1924 (Exiled to Canary Islands)
  • Work : New Job 1930 (Back to Salamanca as Rector of the University)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1913 (Published "Tragic Sense of Life in Men and In Peoples")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1914 (Released "Mist")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1925 (Published "Agony of Christianity")
  • Death, Cause unspecified 31 December 1936 at 12:00 noon in Salamanca, Spain (Age 72)
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Source Notes

Juan Revilla quotes B.C. on the 'net, ACT, 3/2000 (07:15 AM Madrid time) Same data in Margaret Thomas Rudd's "The Lone Heretic," University of Texas Press, 1963, quoting B.C.


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novels)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Playwright)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of Greek)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Many moves (Exiled twice)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator (Rector)
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy (Immortality, existialism)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Philosopher/ Humanist