John of the Cross, Spanish Saint and Mystic

 by Zurbarán

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Juan de Yepes y Álvarez
  • Known as: San Juan de la Cruz, Saint John of the Cross
  • Birth: June 24, 1542, Fontiveros, Spain
  • Death: December 14, 1591, Úbeda, Spain
  • Language: Spanish
  • Who he was: Spanish saint and mystic; Subida del Monte Carmelo (Ascent of Mount Carmel); La Noche Oscura del Alma (The Dark Night of the Soul); Cántico Espiritual (The Spiritual Canticle)
  • Included in lists (What's This?): Bloom

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Until I get to it, there's always Wikipedia!

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