Miguel de Unamuno

Spain, 1864 - 1936

Miguel de Unamuno was a philosopher and a writer of essays, novels, poetry, and plays. His major works are The Tragic Sense of Life (Del sentimiento trágico de la vida, 1913) and Mist (Niebla, 1914). Unamuno has also become famous by openly resisting those in power, both during the monarchy and in the various dictatorships, when he was the Rector of the University of Salamanca. This caused him to be removed from his university chair twice and to be banished once.