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George Santayana

George SantayanaAKA Jorge Augustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana

Born: 16-Dec-1863
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: 26-Sep-1952
Location of death: Rome, Italy
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Cimitero Monumentale al Verano, Rome, Italy

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Philosopher

Nationality: Spain
Executive summary: The Realms of Being


[1] American Culture's Debt to Gay Sons of Harvard (Dinitia Smith, The New York Times, 29th May 2003.) See also The Crimson Letter: Harvard, Homosexuality and the Shaping of American Culture (2003), by Douglass Shand-Tucci.

Mother: (d. 1912)

    High School: Boston Latin School
    University: BA, Harvard University (1886, summa cum laude)
    University: University of Berlin (two years)
    University: PhD, Harvard University
    Professor: Harvard University (1889-, full professor 1907-12)

    Harvard Lampoon

Is the subject of books:
George Santayana, 1938, BY: George W. Howgate
Santayana: The Later Years, 1963, BY: Daniel Cory
George Santayana, 1987, BY: John McCormick

Author of books:
The Sense of Beauty (1896)
Sonnets and Other Verses (1896, poetry)
Interpretations of Poetry and Religion (1900)
The Life of Reason (1905-6)
Three Philosophical Poets: Lucretius, Dante, and Goethe (1910)
Winds of Doctrine (1913)
Egotism in German Philosophy (1916)
Soliloquies in England and Later Soliloquies (1922)
Scepticism and Animal Faith (1923)
Dialogues in Limbo (1925)
Platonism and the Spiritual Life (1927)
The Realms of Being (1928-40, 4 vols.)
The Realm of Matter (1930)
Some Turns of Thought in Modern Philosophy (1933)
The Last Puritan (1935, novel)
Obiter Scripta (1936)
Persons and Places (1944-53, memoir, 3 vols.)
Dominations and Powers (1951)


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