Born in Fuente Vaqueros, Granada, Spain, June 5, 1898; died near Granada, August 19, 1936. He was murdered by the Nationalists at the start of the Spanish Civil War.

He was a poet, playwright and surrealist artist. His most famous plays are Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding) which has recently been performed as a flamenco ballet, and La casa de Bernarda Alba (The House of Bernarda Alba) which (I think) was a BBC television production a few years ago.

He was homosexual. He was a lifelong friend and rumored lover of Salvador Dalí.