Born in Fuente Vaqueros, Granada
, 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.