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Luis de Gongora Biography | Poet

Luis de Gongora Biography. Read biographical information including facts, poetic works, awards, and the life story and history of Luis de Gongora. This short biogrpahy feature on Luis de Gongora will help you learn about one of the best famous poet poets of all-time.

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Luis de Góngora y Argote (11 July 1561 – 24 May 1627) was a Spanish Baroque lyric poet. 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 Gongorism (Gongorismo ). This style existed in stark contrast to Quevedo's conceptismo .