Guillén, Jorge

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Guillén, Jorge Gender: M
Pedro Jorge Guillén Álvarez
born on 18 January 1893 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Valladolid, Spain, 41n39, 4w43
Timezone LMT m4w43 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 28°27' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 00°50 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 04°51'

Jorge Guillén (Sculpture in los Jardines del Poniente de Valladolid)
photo: oSiRis Naref from Valladolid, España, license cc-by-sa-2.0


Spanish poet, a member of the Generation of '27, as well as a university teacher, scholar and literary critic.

In 1957-1958 he delivered the Charles Eliot Norton lectures at Harvard University. These were published in 1961 under the title Language and Poetry: Some Poets of Spain. The final lecture was a tribute to his colleagues in the Generation of '27. In 1983, he was named Hijo Predilecto de Andalucía. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.

In 1976, he was awarded the Premio Cervantes, the most prestigious prize for Spanish-language writers, and in 1977 the Premio Internacional Alfonso Reyes. He died in Málaga on 6 February 1984, aged 91.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Aub, Max (born 2 June 1903)


  • Work : Prize 1976 ("Premio Cervantes")

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from JORGE GUILLÉN (COLECCIÓN NUESTROS PREMIOS CERVANTES) by Francisco J. Díaz de Castro (Universidad, 2003), p. 24: "En una fría mañana del 18 de enero de 1893 nace en Valladolid -Calle Caldereros 11, hoy Montero Calvo- Pedro Jorge Guillén Álvarez, hijo primogénito de Julio Guillén Sáenz y de Esperanza Álvarez Guerra."

Translation: On the cold morning of 18 January 1893 in Valladolid--Calle Caldereros 11, today Montero Calvo--was born Pedro Jorge Guillén Álvarez, first-born son of Julio Guillén Sáenz and Esperanza Álvarez Guerra.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 91)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Literary)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Member of the Generation of '27)