Federico García Lorca

Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca (1898–1936) was a Spanish poet, playwright and theatre director. Widely associated with the Generation of ’27 and the artists who dwelt in the same circles, Lorca rose to fame with his Gypsy Ballads (Romancero gitano), poems depicting life in Andalucía, his part of Spain. Lorca was known to be homosexual, and was an outspoken socialist, and he was assassinated by Nationalist forces at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. Despite dying aged just 38, he left behind a substantial bibliography, and his legacy as one of Spain’s foremost writers, and as a major icon of the international LGBTQ+ community, shows no sign of waning.