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
Aragón, Agustina de b. March 4, 1786 d. May 29, 1857 Military Figure; her spirited defense of the city of Zaragoza during the Spanish War of Independence (part of the Napoleonic Wars) greatly inspired Spanish troops in the fight against the French Army. She became an officer in the Spanish Army and later, served as an officer in British General Wellington’s Army, fighting in the Battle of Vitoria. At an age when women did not join the military, she inspired feminists to ask for more authority and rights for women.
Aragon, Ramiro II 'The Monk' b. 1041 d. August 16, 1157 King of Aragon. Son of Sancho Ramírez, King of Aragon and Navarre, and Felicia of Roucy. As a child, his father sent him to monastery of Saint Pons de Thomières where he was elected Abbot of the Castillian royal monastery of Santos Fecundo y Primitivo in Sahagún and later was Abbot of the monastery of San Pedro el Viejo at Huesca. He had been elected as the Bishop Barbastro-Roda when his elder brother, Alfonso, died in 1134, leaving Ramiro the crown. Ramiro suspended his vows to rule long...[Read More] (Bio by: Lady Annne) San Pedro Monastery, Huesca, Aragon, Spain Plot: Chapel of San Benito (Royal Pantheon)
Carroll, Pepe b. September 19, 1957 d. January 5, 2004 Spanish Magician and Television Showman. He obtained several Magic Awards and worked in Las Vegas and South America. He also was the conductor of TV programs such as "Genio y Figura," "Aquí no hay quien duerma" and "Vaya Nochecita." His real name was José Arsenio Franco Larraz. He took his nickname from writer Lewis Carroll. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cause of death: Heart attack Cementerio de Torrero, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain Plot: Manzana 118. Zona Rosa. Nicho 1.141. Fila 5
Lázaro Carreter, Fernando b. April 13, 1923 d. March 4, 2004 Spanish Linguist, Literary Critic and Writer. He was director of Spanish Royal Academy of Language (RAE) from 1992 to 1998 and expert in Spanish Literature of XVI, XVII and XVIII centuries. Among other Awards he obtained Creu de Sant Jordi and Premio Aragón de las Letras. He also was Comandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et de Lettres in France. He is remembered for his book "El dardo y la Palabra." (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de Magallón, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain
Saint Voto d. 750 Saint and Hermit. He and his brother Saint Felix left a worldly life in Saragossa to live in the mountains as hermits. They joined Saint John and were founders of the monastery that would be called San Juan de la Pena. Died about 750 AD and the Feast day is May 29. (Bio by: girlofcelje) Cathedral of Jaca, Jaca, Aragon, Spain