Ramos González, Carmen

Carmen Ramos. Photo: Antonio Ramos Espejo

Nanny and playmate of Federico García Lorca (La Ramito, she was affectionately nicknamed) in Fuente Vaqueros, a living memory of the poet’s childhood years. Carmen was only six years older than Lorca. However, she looked after him until 1903. She was born in 1892 in Fuente Vaqueros and died there in the early nineteen eighties. […]

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García Rodríguez, Isabel

Isabel García Rodríguez

Younger sister of Federico García Rodríguez, father of Federico García Lorca and, therefore, aunt of the poet, born in Fuente Vaqueros on April 9, 1876. She died in Valderrubio at the age of 97 in 1973. Isabel tutored the long periods of childhood and adolescence of Federico García Lorca and his siblings when their mother, […]

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Dolores ‘La Colorina’ (Dolores Cuesta Cañete)

The oldest and most peculiar maid of the García Lorca family, Dolores Cuesta Cañete, nicknamed La Colorina, because her father, known as the Pae Santo for his insistence on shrouding all the deceased of the village, sold canaries. She was born in Íllora (or Láchar, according to other versions) around 1870. The year is approximate […]

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González García, Aurelia

Cousin Aurelia photographed by Penón in 1956.

First cousin of Federico García Lorca, daughter of Francisca García Rodríguez, known familiarly as Frasquita, sister of her father, born in Fuente Vaqueros in 1888, with whom the poet shared years of anecdotes, admiration and teachings and in whom she was inspired for the unfinished comedy The Dreams of my Cousin Aurelia, a piece on […]

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Palacios Ríos, Matilde

First wife of Federico García Rodríguez, father of Federico García Lorca. Matilde was born in Fuente Vaqueros in 1860, daughter of Manuel Palacios Caballero, a wealthy farmer and landowner, who also ran several estates in the Soto de Roma under assignment. Matilde Palacios’s mother, who also enjoyed a wealthy position, built a house for the newlyweds […]

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Roldán Quesada, Horacio

Lawyer, court attorney, farmer. The researchers Miguel Caballero and Pilar Góngora attribute to him a cardinal role in the events that led to the escape of Federico García Lorca from the St. Vincent Farmhouse to the house of the poet Luis Rosales and his subsequent arrest and murder. The brothers Horacio and Miguel Roldán were […]

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Rodríguez Espinosa, Antonio

Antonio Rodríguez Espinosa, Federico García Lorca's teacher and mentor in Fuente Vaqueros / Photo: FGL Foundation

Teacher at the school in Fuente Vaqueros. He was there for only three years with Federico García Lorca (from 1898 to 1901), but he maintained a long-lasting friendship and relationship with him and the family. He was his tutor in Almeria. Don Antonio was born in Gabia la Grande (today Las Gabias) at 49 Real […]

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Lorca Romero, Vicenta

Vicenta Lorca in one of the rooms of the house on the Acera del Casino. You can see a young Federico reflected in the mirror.

Teacher at the kindergarten for girls in Fuente Vaqueros between 1893 and 1897. Mother of Federico, Luis, Francisco, Concha and Isabel García Lorca. She came into the world in the Granada neighborhood of Realejo. Her father, Vicente Lorca González, died a month before her birth, so mother and daughter were left at the mercy of […]

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Benavides Peña, José (Pepe el Romano)

José Benavides Peña, 'Pepe el Romano'

Farmer and landowner, militant of the right-wing Popular Action Party. Federico García Lorca was inspired by him for the character of Pepe el Romano (only nominal, as he does not appear on stage) in The House of Bernarda Alba. According to researchers Miguel Caballero and Pilar Góngora, there is sufficient evidence to suppose that Benavides […]

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Alba Sierra, Francisca (Frasquita Alba)

Frasquita Alba

The Alba family, neighbor of the García Lorca family in Asquerosa (Disgusting) (later Valderrubio), inspired Lorca’s rural drama The House of Bernarda Alba (completed in 1936 but premiered in 1945 in Buenos Aires). Frasquita Alba was a latifundista from the Vega who lived on Calle Ancha, today Calle Real, the same street where the Lorcas […]

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