Fernando V b. March 10, 1452 d. January 23, 1516 Spanish Monarch. Known as "Ferdinand the Catholic", he reigned as King of Aragon from 1479 to 1516, King of Sicily from 1468 to 1516, King of Naples from 1504 to 1516, and King of Valencia, Sardinia, and Navarre, Count of Barcelona and King of Castile from 1474 to 1504. Royal Chapel of Granada, Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Ganivet, Ángel b. December 13, 1865 d. November 29, 1898 Author. He was born in Granada, Andalucia, Spain. He served with the Spanish Consular service from 1892 to his death. As writer, he was included in the Generation of 1898 with Pío Baroja, Miguel de Unamuno, Antonio Machado and Azorín. Sadly, unhappy in love, suffering from depressions and syphilitic paralysis, he commited suicide drowning himself in the Dvina River. He was first rescued but managed to throw himself into the river again. He is remembered for books such as "Idearium Español," "...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de Granada, Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Isabella I b. April 22, 1451 d. November 26, 1504 Spanish Monarch. Born in the castle of La Mota at Madrigal de las Altas Torres, the daughter of Juan II of Castile, and his second wife, Isabella of Portugal. Her father died in 1454 and her half-brother, Henry IV, succeeded to the Castilian throne. Henry recognized Isabella as his heir over his daughter, Juana, whose paternity he apparently doubted. Isabella married Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469 and would eventually have five children with him. Henry IV died in December 1474, and Isabella was...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Royal Chapel of Granada, Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Juana la Loca b. November 6, 1479 d. April 11, 1555 Spanish Royalty. Born at Toledo, the second daughter of Ferdinand II and Isabella I. She was said to have displayed remarkable intelligence as a child.In 1496, Juana was married to the archduke Philip the Handsome, son of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.The death of her only brother Juan, of her eldest sister Queen Isabella of Portugal, and then of the latter's infant son Miguel, made Juana the heiress of the Spanish kingdoms, and in 1502 the cortes of Castile and of Aragon recognized her...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Royal Chapel of Granada, Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Martín Recuerda, José b. June 17, 1926 d. June 8, 2007 Author. Born in Granada, Andalucia, he was one of Spain's leading dramatists during the second half of the 20th Century. A member of the Realist Generation, Martin Recuerda's style was influenced by Valle-Inclán, Beckett, and Artaud. His play "La Llanura" had an unprecedented success in 1940. In 1966 he went into exile because of state censorship, living first in Paris and later in the United States, where he became a teacher at the University of Washington and Humbolt State College in...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de Salobreña, Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Philip I b. July 22, 1478 d. September 25, 1506 Habsburg Royalty. Also known as Philip the Handsome. Born at Bruges in present day Belgium, he was the son of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I and Mary of Burgundy. Heir to his mother's Burundian dominions, which included the Low Countries, he was held prisoner after her death in 1482 by the city of Ghent. They objected to Maximilian's regency for Philip. Maximilian secured his son's release in 1485. A marriage was arranged between Philip and Juana, daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Royal Chapel of Granada, Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Pineda, Mariana b. September 1, 1804 d. May 26, 1831 Spanish Folk Figure. Born in Granada, Andalucia, Spain, she became involved in the cause against the absolutist monarchy of the King Fernando VII. In 1831, she was arrested and accused of conspiracy after a flag with the words "Igualdad, Libertad y Ley"("Equality, Liberty and Law") was discovered in her home. She refused to give the names of her partners and was subsequently executed. Over time, she became a symbol for the cause of Spanish Democracy. Federico García Lorca wrote the play "...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Granada Cathedral, Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Serrador, Pepita b. March 2, 1913 d. May 24, 1964 Actress. She was born in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and died in Madrid (Spain). Daughter of actors, she began her career on stage at the age of eight, and ten years later, he formed her own company. She triumphed in Argentina and in 1940, she moved to Spain with her Compañía Argentina de Comedias, where spent the rest of her career. On Stage, she is remembered in "Cruza," "Un Bebé en París," "La Enemiga," "Esta Noche me Suicido," "La Sombra," "La Salvaje" and "Los Padres Terribles." In cinema...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de Granada, Granada, Andalucia, Spain Plot: Patio de la Ermita. Pantheon 2.