The Good Shepherd – Baltasar Gracian

The Good Shepherd Baltasar Gracián
The Good Shepherd Baltasar Gracián

Full name Baltasar Gracián y Morales

Born 8 January 1601, Belmonte de Gracián

Died 6 December 1658 (aged 57)

Known for Christian philosophy and his Agudeza y arte de ingenio (Wit and the Art of Inventiveness) is at once a poetic, a rhetoric and an anthology of the conceptist style.

Baltasar Gracián y Morales, SJ, better known as Baltasar Gracián, was a Spanish Jesuit and baroque prose writer and philosopher. He was born in Belmonte, near Calatayud. His writings were lauded by Schopenhauer and Nietzsche.