Sor Juana

Mathematician, Author

1651 – 1695

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Who was Sor Juana?

Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz, O.S.H., was a self-taught scholar and poet of the Baroque school, and Hieronymite nun of New Spain. Although she lived in a colonial era when Mexico was part of the Spanish Empire, she is considered today both a Mexican writer and a contributor to the Spanish Golden Age, and she stands at the beginning of the history of Mexican literature in the Spanish language.

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Born
Nov 12, 1651
Tepetlixpa
Also known as
  • Juana Inés de la Cruz
  • Juana Inés de Asbaje y Ramírez de Santillana
  • Juana Inés de la Cruz Sister
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Criollo people
  • White Latin American
Nationality
  • Mexico
  • Spain
Profession
Died
Apr 17, 1695
Mexico City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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