A Volta dos Nove Memorial [memorial] d. October 15, 1936 Memorial for the nine anti-fascist fighters murdered during the beginning of the Spanish Civil war. These nine neighbors of the cities of Panxón, Baíña and Baiona, were imprisoned and later murdered in the zone known as A Volta dos Nove. The names of the nine killed are: Manuel Aballe, Felicísimo Antonio Pérez, Elías Alejandro Gonda, Manuel Francisco Lijó, Modesto Fernández, Fidel Leyenda, José Rodríguez, Manuel Barbosa and Generoso Valverde. On October 15, 2005, a bronze sculpture was...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de Baiona, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain
Abril y Blasco, Salvador b. 1863 d. August 24, 1924 Artist. Born in Valencia, Spain, he studied in there at the Real Academia de San Carlos with future renown Spanish painters Joaquín Sorolla and Pedro Ferrer. Best remembered for his paintings of landscapes and sea-scapes, Abril was awarded in the National Exhibitions of 1887, 1890 and 1892. Among his works are "Bosques de La Alhambra", "Cabo de Palos", "Todo a Babor", "En Alta Mar", "Playa de Nazaret" and "El Naufragio...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Valencia, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Section 3-Left. Niche 2.027. Row 2.
Acín, Ramón b. August 30, 1888 d. August 6, 1936 Journalist, Anti-Fascist Fighter. Born in Huesca, Aragón, Spain, he began his career as a journalist for the newspaper "El Diario de Huesca" and the magazines "Don Pepito" and "L'Esquella de la Torratxa". Later, he founded the magazine "La Ira" and began his collaboration in leftist newspapers with articles against the coup d'état of General Francisco Franco. One month after the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, he was...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de Huesca (Aragón), Huesca, Aragon, Spain
Agrasot Juan, Joaquín b. December 24, 1836 d. January 8, 1919 Artist. Born in Orihuela, Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain, at young age, he moved to Valencia with his parents. Soon after he began his career as painter, and he wqs bestowed his first award in 1860 with his works "La Educación de la Virgen," "El Sacrifico de Isaac" and "Retrato de Don Juan Alfonso de Albuquerque, Obispo de Córdoba." He moved to Roma, where he completed his formation. There he became good friends with the painter [Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Valencia, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain
Alba Gumbau, Nieves b. August 5, 1904 d. December 16, 1989 Singer, Actress. Born in Sagunto, Spain, she developed a prolific singing career on stage, working in the early 1920s in plays such as "Katiuska." She later played as a leading actress in "El Señor Joaquín" and "El Santo de la Isidra," in the 1930s. She was the cousin of actor Pepe Alba. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Valencia, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Sección 17ª. Número 271. Tramada 2.
Albeniz, Isaac (Manuel Francisco) b. May 29, 1860 d. May 18, 1909 Composer. A leading figure in the Nationalist movement of Spanish music, his renown rests chiefly on his keyboard works, which combine traditional Spanish folk material with a modern pianistic idiom. "Iberia", a collection of "impressions for piano" published in four books between 1905 and 1909, is considered his masterpiece. Born in Camprodon, Catalonia, Spain, he was a child prodigy at the piano, making his performing debut at age four and embarking on his first international tour at 15. He...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Cementiri de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain
Alcalá Zamora, Niceto b. July 6, 1877 d. February 18, 1949 Spain President. He served as President of the Second Spanish Republic from 1931 to 1936. Born in Priego de Cordoba, Spain, he became a lawyer and later became involved in politics. Jailed in 1930 as result of his republican views, he took part in the successful revolution that led to King Alfonso XIII leaving the country, and became the first president of the new Spanish Republic. In May 1936 he was ousted as President...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de la Almudena, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Alfonso XIII b. May 17, 1886 d. February 28, 1941 Spanish Monarch. Son and successor of King Alfonso XII. He married Scottish-Born Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, who was the niece of King Edward VII and the grand-daughter of Queen Victoria of England. A Serene Highness by birth, she was raised to Royal Highness status a month before the wedding to prevent the union from being viewed as unequal. Several assassination attempts were made on the couple, the first, a bomb, killed and injured many bystanders and members of the royal...[Read More] (Bio by: Debbie) Real Sitio de San Lorenzo El Escorial, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Altolaguirre, Manuel b. June 29, 1905 d. July 26, 1959 Poet and Editor. He was born in Málaga (Andalucía, Spain) and died in Burgos (Castilla-León, Spain). He was a member of the Generation of 1927, along with Federico García Lorca, Rafael Alberti or Vicente Aleixandre. In 1926, he along with writer Emilio Prados founded the prestigious magazine Litoral and began his literary career. In 1933, he won the National Award of Literature for his work "La Lenta Libertad." He also published the magazines Caballo Verde and 1616. After Spanish Civil War, he...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Sacramental de San Justo, Madrid, Madrid, Spain Plot: Patio Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro Sección 3ª, Nicho 36
Álvarez, Lili b. May 9, 1905 d. July 8, 1998 Pioneer Sportswoman, Writer. She was born in Rome of Spanish parents as Elía María González-Álvarez y López-Chicheri. At the age of eleven, she got her first trophy in ice skating and at the age of 14, her first tennis championship. She was in the finals of Wimbledon during 1926, 1927 and 1928. In 1929, she won in Wimbledon in the category of doubles. Also, she worked as journalist for the Daily Mail of London and wrote books with a mixture of feminism and religiosity such as "Plenitud," "...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de la Almudena, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Amaya, Carmen b. November 2, 1913 d. November 19, 1963 Acclaimed Flamenco Dancer and Singer. She debuted in 1919, at the age of 6, at the Restaurante de las Siete Puertas and the next year she triumphed in Paris. In 1941, she appeared in New York at the Carnegie Hall, obtaining a big success, even President Roosevelt invited her to the White House. She also appeared in a few films such as "La Hija de Juan Simón" (1935), "María de la O" (1939), "See my Lawyer" (1945) and "Los Tarantos" (1963), her last film. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de Santander, Cantabria, Cantabria, Spain Plot: Husband's Familiar Pantheon
Amérigo Salazar, José b. March 20, 1915 d. July 22, 1988 Artist. He was born in Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana. He studied with the future painters Francisco Lozano, Armando Ramón Vivó, and his teachers were Ricardo Verde Rubio, Vicente Beltrán Grimal and Josep Renau, among others. Among his works "Mujer en la Ventana," "Silencio" and "Desnudo de Mujer." He died in his hometown. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Valencia, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Section 1-Right. Family grave 40.
Amor, Eduardo Blanco b. September 8, 1897 d. December 1, 1979 Galician Writer. Born in Orense, he lived in Argentina between 1919 and 1965. He wrote "Poema en Catro Tempos" (1931), "A Esmorga" (1959), "Os Biosbardos" (1962), "Xente Ao Lonxe" (1972), and the plays "Farsas Para Títeres" (1973) and "Teatro pra a Xente" (1975). (Bio by: 380W) Cementerio de San Francisco, Ourense, Galicia, Spain
Andrés, Ángel de b. May 25, 1918 d. August 5, 2006 Actor. He was born in Madrid, Spain. He began his career at a young age, and became one of the most beloved Spanish comedic actors. In his long career, he appeared in more than 150 films and he played on stage, where he found his own company. Also he developed a prolific work on television. He is fondly remembered in films such as "La Pródiga" (1946), "Don Quijote de La Mancha" (1948), "Historias de la Radio" (1955), "Manolo Guardia Urbano" (1956), "Se Armó el Belén" (1969), "Luces de Bohemia" (...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de la Almudena, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Andreu Moragas, Juan b. 1900 d. July 7, 1965 Motion Picture Director. He was born in Barcelona (Catalunya) and died in Valencia (Comunidad Valenciana). He was a pioneer in the silent cinema in Valencia, where he moved from his native Barcelona in the 1920s. He is best remembered for his film El Faba de Ramonet (1933), the first sound film in Valencian language. He also directed films such as Homenaje de Valencia a Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (1921), La Coronación de la Virgen de los Desamparados (1923), Fabricación de Muebles Curvados (1924)...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Valencia, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Section 12. Niche 747. Row 2.
Ángeles, Victoria de los b. November 1, 1923 d. January 15, 2005 Spanish Opera Singer. In 1944 she made her debut in a recital at the Palay de la Musica Catalana and several months later made her operatic debut as the Countess in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro at the Gran Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona. In 1947 she won the Geneva International Singing Competition, which brought her to the attention of the BBC, for whom she was invited to sing the part of Salud in de Falla's La Vida breve. Her debut at the Paris Opéra in 1949 was a triumph and the following year...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cause of death: Respiratory problems Cementiri de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain Plot: Via Sant Sever. Agrupación 5ª. Nicho especial 197. Primer Piso.