Juana Inés de la Cruz  

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Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (November 12, 1651 or in 1648April 17, 1695), also known by her full name Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz de Asbaje (or Asuaje) y Ramírez de Santillana, born as Juana Inés Ramírez de Santillana.

Sor Juana was a self-taught Novohispana scholar (mathematician), poet, a writer of the Baroque school and nun. Though she lived in a colonial era when Mexico was part of the Spanish empire, she is considered a Mexican writer, and a precursor to later Mexican literature.



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