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Juana Inés de la Cruz

Philosopher, Poet, Writer
Mexico City, MX

Sor Juana de la Cruz (1648–1695) was a Mexican writer, philosopher, composer, poet of the Baroque period, and Hieronymite nun. After joining a nunnery in 1667, she began writing poetry and prose, and her cell became a salon. Her criticism of misogyny and the hypocrisy of men led to her condemnation by the Bishop of Puebla, and in 1694 she was forced to sell her collection of books and focus on charity towards the poor, dying of the plague soon after.

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