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Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca, known as Federico García Lorca (; 5 June 1898 – 19 August 1936) was a Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director.Click here to see the full biography
Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca, known as Federico García Lorca (; 5 June 1898 – 19 August 1936) was a Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director.
García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27. He was executed by Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War.Ian Gibson, The Assassination of Federico García Lorca. Penguin (1983) ISBN 0-14-006473-7; Michael Wood, "The Lorca Murder Case", ''The New York Review of Books,'' Vol. 24, No. 19 (24 November 1977); José Luis Vila-San-Juan, García Lorca, Asesinado: Toda la verdad Barcelona, Editorial Planeta (1975) ISBN 84-320-5610-3Reuters, "Spanish judge opens case into Franco's atrocities", ''International Herald Tribune'' (16 October 2008) In 2008, a Spanish judge opened an investigation into Lorca's death. The García Lorca family eventually dropped objections to the excavation of a potential gravesite near Alfacar, but no human remains were found.
According to Spanish naming customs, García Lorca is sometimes referred to simply as "Lorca", his second surname, due to García, his first surname, being extremely common. However, he should never be alphabetized under that name.Click here to hide this biography