Federico García Lorca

Federico García Lorca

Playwright and Poet
Born Jun 5, 1898

Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca was a Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director. García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27. He was shot by anti-communist forces during the Spanish Civil War. In 2008, a Spanish judge opened an investigation into Lorca's death. The Garcia Lorca family eventually dropped objections to the excavation of a potential gravesite near Alfacar.… Read More

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1898 Birth García Lorca was born on 5 June 1898, in Fuente Vaqueros, a small town a few miles west of Granada, southern Spain. … Read More


1909 11 Years Old In 1909, when the boy was 11, his family moved to the regional capital of Granada; their best known residence there is the summer home known as the Huerta de San Vicente, on what was then the outskirts of the city of Granada. … Read More
1915 17 Years Old In 1915, after graduating from secondary school, García Lorca attended the University of Granada. … Read More
1916 18 Years Old 1 More Event
García Lorca did not begin a career in writing until Segura died in 1916, and his first prose works such as "Nocturne", "Ballade" and "Sonata" drew on musical forms. … Read More


1919 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Don Fernando de los Rios persuaded García Lorca's parents to let him move to the progressive, Oxbridge-inspired Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid in 1919, while nominally attending classes at the University of Madrid. … Read More
1921 23 Years Old García Lorca's first book of poems was published in 1921, collecting work written from 1918 and selected with the help of his brother Francisco (nicknamed Paquito). … Read More
1922 24 Years Old Early in 1922 at Granada García Lorca joined the composer Manuel de Falla in order to promote the Concurso de Cante Jondo, a festival dedicated to enhance flamenco performance. … Read More
1925 27 Years Old From 1925 to 1928 he was passionately involved with Dalí. … Read More


1929 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Growing estrangement between García Lorca and his closest friends reached its climax when surrealists Dalí and Luis Buñuel collaborated on their 1929 film Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog). … Read More
1930 32 Years Old García Lorca's return to Spain in 1930 coincided with the fall of the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera and the establishment of the Second Spanish Republic.
1931 33 Years Old In 1931, García Lorca was appointed director of a student theatre company, Teatro Universitario La Barraca (The Shack). … Read More
1934 36 Years Old …  La Barraca's subsidy was cut in half by the rightist government elected in 1934, and its last performance was given in April 1936. … Read More
…  García Lorca wrote little poetry in this last period of his life, declaring in 1936, “theatre is poetry that rises from the book and becomes human enough to talk and shout, weep and despair.” Travelling to Buenos Aires in 1933 to give lectures and direct the Argentine premiere of Blood Wedding, García Lorca spoke of his distilled theories on artistic creation and performance in the famous lecture Play and Theory of the Duende.
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