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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 at the beginning of 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", 11The New York Review of Books,12 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", 15International Herald Tribune16 (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, a person usually uses their father's surname as their main surname; as García is a very widely-used name and Lorca is not, García Lorca is often referred to for short by his mother's less common surname "Lorca", rather than García.The New Statesman:Translating Lorca, 10 November 2008. Typical example of article in English with "Lorca" in headline and mostly throughout text, "Federico García Lorca" also stated in full.Click here to hide this biography