José Ortega y Gasset

1883 (Madrid) – 1955 (Madrid)

Heidegger and Ortega met each other a number of times and were influential on each other’s work; Heidegger remembered him fondly. Unamuno was a correspondent, and Valéry met him when he travelled to Spain. Ortega described Ocampo, when he met her on the first of his several visits to Argentina, as the Mona Lisa of the Pampas. She was equally enchanted by him, they became occasional lovers, and he chose the title for the influential intellectual review she published.

José Ortega y Gasset knew…

  • Paul Valéry
  • Martin Heidegger
  • Victoria Ocampo
  • Miguel de Unamuno