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George Santayana
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Born: December 16, 1863

Died: September 26, 1952 (aged 88)

Nationality: Spanish

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: George Santayana was a philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist. A lifelong Spanish citizen, Santayana was raised and educated in the United States and identified himself as an American, although he always kept a validated Spanish passport. He wrote in English and is generally considered an American man of letters.

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