Federico García Lorca

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Federico García Lorca
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García Lorca in 1914
Born Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca
(1898-06-05)5 June 1898
Fuente Vaqueros, Granada, Andalusia, Spain
Died 19 August 1936(1936-08-19) (aged 38)
Near Alfacar, Granada, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Occupation Dramatist, poet, theatre director
Movement Generation of '27

Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca;[1] (5 June 1898 – 19 August 1936) was a Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director. García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27. He is believed to be one of thousands who were summarily shot by anti-communist death squads during the Spanish Civil War.[2][3][4] He was gay.[5] 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. However, no human remains were found.[6][7]

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