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Federico García Lorca

Born 5 June 1898. Died 19 August 1936.

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Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca, known as Federico García Lorca (5 June 1898 – 19 August 1936) was a Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director.

García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27. He was executed by Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War. In 2008, a Spanish judge opened an investigation into Lorca's death. The García Lorca family eventually dropped objections to the excavation of a potential gravesite near Alfacar, but no human remains were found.

According to Spanish naming customs, García Lorca is sometimes referred to simply as "Lorca", his second surname. However, he should never be alphabetized under that name.

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