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Baltasar Gracian
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Born: January 8, 1601

Died: December 6, 1658 (aged 57)

Nationality: Spanish

Occupation: Philosopher, author

Bio: Baltasar Gracián y Morales, SJ was a Spanish Jesuit and baroque prose writer. He was born in Belmonte, near Calatayud. His proto-existentialist writings were lauded by Nietzsche and Schopenhauer.

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