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George Santayana was a Spanish-American philosopher, poet, literary and cultural critic. He is a leading figure in Classical American Philosophy. He placed emphasis on creative imagination were harbingers of important intellectual turns on both sides of the Atlantic. He was a naturalist before naturalism grew popular. He was born on December 16, 1863 in Madrid Spain and died on September 26, 1952 in Rome, Italy. From 1912 he lived in Europe, mainly in France and Italy. He lived eight years in Spain, forty years in Boston, and forty years in Europe. In Persons and Places, his autobiography, Santayana divides his life into three phases. The background (1863–1886) encompasses his childhood in Spain until he goes to Harvard. The second period (1886–1912) is his graduation from Harvard. The third period (1912–1952) is the retired professor writing and traveling in Europe and eventually establishing Rome as his home.
In 1924 he settled permanently in Rome.external image santayana_1.jpg

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"George Santayana (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)." Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Web. 03 June 2011. <http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/santayana/>.

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