Aza, Vital b. April 28, 1851 d. December 13, 1912 Author. He was born in Pola de Lena, Asturias. He began writing for the newpapers, but soon, he triumphed with his comedic playwrights. He is remembered for "Basta de Matemáticas," "Aprobados y Suspensos," "Con la Música a Otra Parte," "El Rey Que Rabió" and his poetry books "Todo en Broma," "Bagatelas" and "Frivolidades." He died in Madrid. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de Mieres (Asturias), Mieres, Asturias, Spain
Casal, Tino b. February 11, 1950 d. September 22, 1991 Spanish Pop Singer. He began his career as singer in groups such as "Zafiros Negros" and "Los Archiduques," but soon, he continued his career as soloist. He edited five Lp's: "Neocasal," "Etiqueta Negra," "Hielo Rojo," "Histeria 1990" and "Lágrimas de Cocodrilo", that included famous songs such as "Champú de Huevo," "Billy Boy," "Embrujada," "Eloíse," "Póker para un Perdedor," "Teatro de la Oscuridad," "Pánico en el Edén" and "Bailar hasta Morir." He died in a car accident. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de Tudela-Veguín, Tudela-Veguin, Asturias, Spain
Castillo de Fez, José b. May 3, 1922 d. May 6, 2004 Illustrator. He was born in Tetuán (Morocco). He began his career in the 40s, working in children magazines "Pumby" and "Jaimito." Also he worked for the newspapers "Arriba," "El Faro de Vigo" and "La Golondriz." He was awarded with the Public Award of XVII World Humorists Convention of Knokke-Heist, Belgium in 1978. He is best remembered for his characters "Johnny Culata," "Los Tres Mosquiteros y Medio," "Biela" and "El Paraidista Pérez." He died in Godella, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Godella (Valencia), Godella, Asturias, Spain
Cordoba, Eulogious Of Saint and Martyr. He was from an old Roman family and was a highly educated man. Spent much of his time visting hospitals and churches. Eulogius was elected archbishop of Toledo but never took up his post as he was beheaded by the moorish authorities for encouraging christians to resist His Day is March 11 and he was killed in 859 AD. Highly revered in Cordoba. (Bio by: girlofcelje) Cathedral of Oviedo, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
Dominguin, Luis Miguel b. November 9, 1926 d. May 8, 1996 Matador. A noted torero for around 30 years who killed roughly 2,300 bulls, he is remembered as one of the two protagonists of Ernest Hemingway's posthumously-published "The Dangerous Summer". Born Luis Miguel Gonzalez Lucas, he was the son of matador Domingo Dominguin whose name he used professionally. Trained in his art from the time he was a toddler, he made his debut in the ring at 11, killed his first bull at 14, and developed a flamboyant style that involved kneeling before bulls, turning...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cementerio San Enrique de Guadiaro, San Roque, Asturias, Spain
Jovellanos, Gaspar Melchor de b. January 5, 1744 d. November 27, 1811 Statesman and Author. Born in Gijón, Asturias, Spain, he served as Minister of Justice under King Carlos IV. He was also an important representative of the Illustration movement and a leading social reformer. A close friend of the painter Francisco de Goya, he was imprisoned for his work against the Spanish monarchy and later exiled for opposing Napoleon's occupation of his country. As an author he is remembered for "El Delincuente Honrado", "Pelayo", "Elogios", and "Memorias del Castillo de...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Capilla de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, Gijon, Asturias, Spain Plot: Next to his birth house.
Mardones, José b. August 14, 1868 d. May 4, 1932 Opera Singer. Born in Fontecha, Alava, Mardones was considered a renowned bass in Spanish opera. Mardones began his musical career as a boy soprano at local choirs. He then studied at the Conservatory of Madrid. Mardones made his 1891 debut at the Teatro de la Opera in Buenos Aires and later at the Opera de Rio de Janeiro. In Argentina, Mardones was acclaimed by critics as probably the best bass voice of all times and he decided become an opera singer. Until the end of the century Mardones...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de Fontecha, Alava, Asturias, Spain