Yerbabuena, Frasquito (Francisco Gálvez Gómez)

Frasquito Yerbabuena

The legendary singer Frasquito Yerbabuena or Yerbagüena was born in Granada on an unspecified day in 1883 and was found dead, apparently from a heart attack, in the middle of Pagés Street in the Albaicín neighborhood of Granada on December 7, 1944. His own children took charge of the corpse and, at the same time, […]

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García Carrillo, José María

Federico García Lorca’s close friend since the family moved to Granada from Valderrubio in 1909, member of El Rinconcillo which met at the beginning of the century in the Café Alameda in Granada and whose members included, in addition to the García Lorca brothers, the politician Manuel Fernández-Montesinos, Manuel de Falla, Melchor Fernández Almagro, Antonio […]

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Ventura Traveset, Paulino

An outstanding typographer from a family of printers and booksellers -whose origins date back to the first half of the 19th century- who represents, according to the historian Cristina Viñes, “the most perfect incarnation of typography in Granada”. Paulino Ventura Traveset, belonging to the third generation of typographers, went down in the history of Spanish […]

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Quesada-Cañaverala and Piédrola, Julio (Duke of San Pedro Galatino)

Duke of San Pedro Galatino

Businessman, politician and visionary entrepreneur who forged some of the great landmarks of tourism in Granada. Thanks to his collaboration with the engineer Juan José Santa Cruz, killed at the beginning of the Civil War, he was responsible for the layout of the road to Sierra Nevada (then, the highest mountain range in Europe as […]

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Marquises of Caicedo

Family of the aristocracy of Granada that gives its name to the palace at 46 San Jerónimo Street, where the General Technical Institute was located. It is now occupied by the Victoria Eugenia Royal Conservatory of Music. Previously, it was the Faculty of Pharmacy and was also home in the early twentieth century of the […]

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Llanos Medina, Emilia

Emilia Llanos

Friend of Federico García Lorca and other artists and intellectuals of the early twentieth century in Granada. She was linked to El Rinconcillo. She was a woman with a fondness for reading, with intellectual and artistic concerns and interest in antiques. All this, together with her beauty, made her a magnetic and fascinating character. She […]

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González López, Agustina (La Zapatera)

Agustina González López, La Zapatera (The Shoemaker’s Wife)

A politician, writer and artist from Granada, she was a flamboyant character who was considered by some to be a crackpot for her habits and activities. She came from a wealthy family and traveled through Spain and Italy. She declared herself a feminist and a Catholic. She wrote “La eskritura futurista” in 1916, where she […]

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Fernández Arcoya, José

Very popular priest of the Basilica of La Virgen de las Angustias. He was appointed parish priest on June 26, 1920. The García Lorca family resided in Granada, from 1909, in two apartments near the parish so they knew first hand the keys to the popularity of “Father Arcoya”, as he was known by his […]

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Consuegra Álvarez, Manuel

Latin teacher of the School of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the street of San Jerónimo, now Castillejos Square in Granada. There, Federico García Lorca and his brother Francisco prepared all their high school studies while attending the General Technical Institute as official students. The director, Joaquín Alemán, was a relative of Vicenta Lorca. […]

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Alemán Barragán, Joaquín

Teacher and director of the Sacred Heart of Jesus secular school , a private high school attended by Francisco and Federico García Lorca when they arrived in Granada in 1909. Joaquín Alemán was a distant relative of Vicenta Lorca. He appears as García Lorca’s tutor in the enrollment applications and other formalities addressed to the […]

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Afán de Ribera and González de Arévalo, Antonio Joaquín

Antonio Joaquín Effort of Ribera

Journalist, poet, short story writer and playwright. He studied law and literature in Granada, becoming a judge in this city. Director of the Artistic and Literary Lyceum and full academic of Fine Arts of Granada. Member of the Brotherhood of Avellano, along with Ángel Ganivet and other intellectuals of the late nineteenth century, called “Gaudete […]

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