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 (called colorines in Granada). She was born in Íllora (or Láchar, according to other versions) around 1870. […]

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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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González García, Enrique

Enrique González García

Teacher educated in the spirit of the Institución Libre de Enseñanza (Free Teaching Institution), first cousin and confidant in his youth of Federico García Lorca, born in 1900 in Fuente Vaqueros. Socialist militant during the Republic and then during the long night of Franco’s regime. He was imprisoned in 1940 after trying to flee unsuccessfully […]

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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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Giner de los Ríos García, Gloria

Gloria Giner de los Ríos García

Pedagogue attached to the Institución Libre de Enseñanza (Free Teaching Institution), renovator of the teaching of History and Geography in Spain, teacher at the Normal School in Granada, first, and at Columbia University after the family exile to the United States. She was born in Madrid on March 28, 1886 and died in the same […]

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Fernández-Montesinos García-Lorca, Manuel

Manuel Fernandez Montesinos

Politician and trade unionist from Granada, nephew of Federico García Lorca. He was executor and spokesman for the poet’s heirs, as well as promoter, secretary and president of the Federico García Lorca Foundation. He was born in Granada in 1932, son of Concha García Lorca and Manuel Fernández-Montesinos Lustau, doctor and mayor of Granada until […]

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García Lorca, Isabel

Isabel García Lorca

Fifth descendant of the marriage between Vicenta Lorca Romero and Federico García Rodríguez. Federico’s younger sister, after Francisco and Concha García Lorca (the second son, Luis, died in 1902 at the age of two) was the only member of the family born outside the environment of the Vega de Granada. When Isabel was born in 1909, […]

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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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García Rodríguez, Federico

Federico García Rodríguez

Father of Federico García Lorca. He was a landowner in the Vega of Granada, an enterprising person who knew how to get rich when the right circumstances arose, but who was always willing to help anyone who needed it, more or less close relatives, workers or neighbors of his town. Enrique, the father of Federico […]

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García Picossi, Clotilde

Clotilde García Picossi

Daughter of Francisco García Rodríguez, brother of García Lorca’s father, and one of Federico’s favorite cousins. She was born in Fuente Vaqueros, although she soon moved to Granada. Her family lived on the Acera del Darro, very close to the first house where Lorca’s family lived. She had a strong and cheerful character. She was […]

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García Lorca, Francisco

Federico and Francisco (right) García Lorca.

Spanish writer, diplomat and professor. Brother of Federico García Lorca, he belonged to the El Rinconcillo at the Café Alameda, along with many other artists from Granada at the time. He was born in 1902 in Fuente Vaqueros. He is the second son of Don Federico García Rodríguez and Doña Vicenta Lorca. Between Federico and […]

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García Lorca, Concha

Concha García Lorca. Photo: Federico García Lorca Foundation

She was the third of the García Lorca siblings. She was born in 1903, in Fuente Vaqueros. Her childhood, like that of her siblings, was spent in the Vega of Granada and was marked by its landscapes and its people. She had an extroverted character, similar to Federico. Concha studied at the Calderón School in […]

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Fernández-Montesinos Lustau, Manuel

Manuel Fernandez-Montesinos. / Photo: FGL Foundation

Spanish doctor and socialist politician, last constitutional mayor of Granada during the 2nd Republic. He was shot by the rebels at the beginning of the Civil War. In the 1920s, he participated in the El Rinconcillo tertulia with his brother José Fernández-Montesinos and Federico García Lorca, among many other artists and intellectuals of Granada at […]

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De los Ríos Urruti, Fernando

A leading figure in Spanish socialist thought, he was a professor of law at the University of Granada and the University of Madrid. As Minister of Education and Minister of Public Instruction, respectively, during the Republic, he wrote essays such as The Humanist Sense of Socialism (1926) and State and Church in 16th Century Spain […]

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De los Ríos Giner, Laura

Laura de los Ríos Giner

Daughter of Fernando de los Ríos Urruti (professor of Political Law in Granada, socialist politician and teacher, friend and protector of Federico García Lorca, as well as Minister of Education and Public Instruction during the Second Republic) and Gloria Giner de los Ríos García (teacher of Geography and History at the Normal School and before […]

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