Federico García Lorca


Federico García Lorca was a Spanish poet, dramatist, painter, pianist and composer.

He was born on 5 June 1898 in Fuente Vaqueros, a small town near Granada.


García Lorca's
natal house
in Fuente Vaqueros.

His father, Federico García Rodríguez, was a rich landowner.

His mother, Vicenta Lorca Romero, was a teacher and pianist.

In 1909, when Federico was 11, his family moved to the city of Granada.

When he was a child, he liked music and poetry.


Federico García Lorca and his family

He studied law at Secred Heart University in Granada.Then he studied writing at the University in Madrid.

He died on 19 August 1936 in Viznar (Granada).

He was arrested and executed during the Spanish Civil War.