Baltasar Gracian

Baltasar Gracian

Born: January 8, 1601

Died: December 6, 1658

Nationality: Spanish

Occupation: Philosopher, author

Biography: 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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Source/Notes: The Art of Worldly Wisdom (2010 edition), Random House LLC - ISBN: 9780385421317

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Source/Notes: The Art of Worldly Wisdom (2004 edition), Shambhala Publications - ISBN: 9781590301418