, Saint. Valentine d. 715 Roman Catholic Saint. One of seven saints in the Roman Catholic and Orthodox church of the same name. Valentine was said to have been one of three siblings, the others being saints Engratia and Fructus, born to a wealthy family in Sepulveda, Spain. Upon the death of their parents, they sold all their worldly goods, donated the money to the poor, and retired to a hermit's existence in the mountains. Tradition has it that Valentine and Engratia were martyred around 715 by the Moors. He should not...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cathedral of Segovia, Segovia, Castilla y Leon, Spain
de la Cruz, Saint. Juan b. 1542 d. 1591 Religious Reformer, Writer, and Roman Catholic Saint. He was also known as Saint John of the Cross and is considered one of the foremost mystical poets in the Spanish language. Born Juan de Yepes y Alvarez into a Jewish converso (converted to Catholicism) family in Fontiveros, Spain, his father worked as an accountant to richer relatives who were silk merchants prior to marrying his mother, who was an orphan from a lower class of people. When his father married, he was rejected by his family...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Convento de los Carmelitas Descalzos, Segovia, Castilla y Leon, Spain
Frutos d. 715 Roman Catholic Saint. He was born in Sepulveda Spain and was the brother of Saint Engratia and Saint Valentine. Another sister Saint Orosia was martyred a year before his other other siblings. He alone escaped and spent the rest of his life as a hermit in prayer. His feast day is October 25. He died sometime after 715 AD. (Bio by: girlofcelje) Cathedral of Segovia, Segovia, Castilla y Leon, Spain
Vicente, Esteban b. January 20, 1903 d. January 11, 2001 Painter. Born in Turégano, Segovia, Spain, Vicente was one of the last surviving members of the first generation of the New York School of Abstract-Expressionist painters, along with Pollock, De Kooning and Rotko. Vicente lived in Paris as a young man, where he knew Pablo Picasso and Max Ernst. Later, he was forced into exile and he served as the vice-consul for the loyalist government in Philadelphia. In the 40s, he became an American citizen. In the 1950s, Vicente set up a studio in New York...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Museo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Castilla y Leon, Spain Plot: Garden of the Museum.