Luis de Góngora

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Birthday
11, 1561
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
May 24, 1627 (65)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
11, 1561
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
May 24, 1627 (65)

About

Spanish lyric poet of the Baroque period whose works include Fabula de Polifemo y Galatea and Soledades. He belonged to a 16th and 17th-century literary movement known as culteranismo.

Before Fame

He studied law and later received his ordination as a priest.

Trivia

He famously feuded with fellow poet Francisco de Quevedo. At one point, Quevedo even accused him of sodomy.

Family Life

The son of a judge, he grew up in Cordoba, Spain.

Associated With

Miguel de Cervantes praised de Gongora, calling him one of the best poets of his era.