Camarón Boronat, José b. May 17, 1730 d. July 13, 1803 Painter. Considered one of the leading Spanish Painters of the 18th century. Born in Segorbe, Castellón, Boronat studied in Valencia and Madrid. In 1753 he settled in Comunidad Valenciana, where he created one of his most important paintings, "The Last Supper." In the second half of the century he also prolific as an illustrator. Boronat founded the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Valencia and was named a member of the Royal Academy of San Fernando in Madrid. His many works include murals for...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Església de Sant Esteban, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Capella de les ànimes
Capuz, José b. August 29, 1884 d. March 9, 1964 Sculptor. He was born in Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain. Born in a family of artists, he is best remembered for his religious sculptures such as "Cristo Yacente," "Desprendimiento" and "Virgen de la Piedad." A big part of his work was for the confraternities of Cartagena, Murcia such as "Santo Amor de San Juan en la Soledad de la Virgen." Other of his works "El Forjador," "Saliendo del Baño," "Monumento a María Cristina," "La Moza del Botijo," "Monumento a Muñoz Degraín" and "Monumento...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Valencia, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Section 3-Right. Square 4. General Pantheon 32.
Carles Gordó, Ricardo Maria b. September 24, 1926 d. December 17, 2013 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Receiving his education under the Jesuit Fathers at St. Joseph's College in Valencia, he was ordained priest in 1951. He attained his degree in Canon Law in 1953 and went on to serve at various capacities, among them rector of the parish of San Fernando in his native Valencia. Named Bishop of Tortosa 1969, he was appointed Archbishop of Barcelona 1990 and four years later created Cardinal by Pope John Paul II with the title of Santa Maria Consolatrice al Tiburtino...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Central Nave, in front of the altar, on the right side of the only other tomb in the Basilica, that of Cardinal Juan Bautista Benlloch y Vivó.
Conde, Rafael 'El Titi' b. September 10, 1938 d. August 19, 2002 Singer. He was born in Málaga (Andalucía) and died in Valencia. Orphaned at an early age, he moved with a neighbor to Valencia, where he developed his career. He is best rememberd for his songs "Libérate," "El Gitano Colorines," "Noche de Fallas," "Mi Vida Privada" and "Añorando a la Piquer." He was best known as El Titi. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Valencia, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Section 19. Group J. Niche 183. Line 2.
de Cavanilles, Antonio José [memorial] b. January 16, 1745 d. May 7, 1804 Botanist, Naturalist. A native of Valencia, Spain, he was the leading Spanish botanist of the 18th century. He lived in Paris from 1777 to 1781 and later he settled in Madrid. He named many plants, and his name is abbreviated as Cav. on botanical records. In his last years, Cavanilles was the director of the Botanic Garden in Madrid. His works include "Observaciones sobre la Historia Natural, Geografía, Agricultura, Población y Frutos del Reino de Valencia," "Icones et Descriptiones Plantarum...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Paseo de la Alameda, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Memorial (near La Pagoda building)
Dubón, Luis b. July 16, 1892 d. August 28, 1953 Painter. He was born in Valencia, Spain. A prodigy child painter, he was known as the Painter Poet. In 1916, he began his career as illustrator with works such as "Moro," "Episodios Nacionales," "Los Tramperos de Arkansas" and the drawnings for the artist Manuel González Martí's book "Contes del Pla i de la Muntanya." Also he was a pioneer in the introduction of the cartoons on the newspapers, in "Los Chicos" from "El Mercantil Valenciano." During Spanish Civil War, he made several propaganda...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Valencia, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Section 5-Left. Grave 163. Row 1.
Escalante Mateu, Eduardo b. October 20, 1834 d. August 31, 1895 Playwright. He was born in El Cabanyal (Valencia), and he left his work as fan's painter, for the writing. He is best known for his "sainetes", plays that reflected with simple humorous situations, the life of the common people. Among his works (often in a language mixture of castilian and valencian language) "Bufar en Caldo Gelat," "La Muda," "Tres Forasters de Madrid," "Deu, Deneu i Noranta" and "La Escaleta del Dimoni." (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Valencia, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Section 3-Left. Familiar Pantheon 322.
Espí, Julio b. April 15, 1891 d. June 28, 1986 Actor. He was born and died in Valencia (Comunidad Valenciana, Spain). He is best known for his role in the first "talkie" in Valencian language, El Faba de Ramonet (1933). Even his grave reads: Julio Espí Prats "El Faba de Ramonet." He also appeared en Con el Culo al Aire (1980). Also he developed a career as comic actor on stage. He was the brother-in-law of motion picture director Juan Andreu Moragas. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Valencia, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Section 18. Row 4. Niche 2806
Furió Navarro, Ernesto b. March 9, 1902 d. March 1, 1995 Painter and Engraver. He was born in El Canyamelar (Valencia) and died in Valencia. He studied in Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Carlos with teachers as Josep Renau and Rafael Rubio. In 1921, he moved to Madrid and later, to Paris, where he extended his knowledgements about engravement. In 1934, he obtained the First medal of Painting in the Regional Fair of Valencia, for his oil "Crepúsculo." During Spanish Civil War, he was a member of the Junta de Incautación del Tesoro Artístico Nacional...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de El Cabanyal, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Section 5. Group H. File 2. Niche 4.
Gago García, Manuel b. March 7, 1925 d. December 29, 1980 Comic Book Artist. He was born in Valladolid (Castilla y León, Spain) and died in Valencia. He is fondly remembered for his comic "El Guerrero del Antifaz," a story about a warrior during the Spanish Reconquest. Others works are "El Pequeño Luchador," "El Hombre de Piedra," "El Espadachín Enmascarado," "Puños de Hierro," "El Corsario sin Rostro" and "El Hijo de la Jungla." (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Valencia, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Section 18. Row 1697. Line 4.
Giner Vidal, Salvador b. January 18, 1832 d. November 3, 1911 Composer. He was born in Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain. He developed a prolific career that include operas such as "El Soñador" or "Morel", zarzuelas such as "Los Mendigos" and "Foc en l'Era," popular songs such "Una Nit d'Albaes" and "Es Xopà Hasta la Moma" and the popular pasodoble "L'Entrada de la Murta." From 1871 to 1879, he lived in Madrid, where known the composers Barbieri and Bretón. There, he composed the "Requiem Mass" for the funeral of the queen María de las Mercedes, the...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Valencia, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Section 1rst Right. General Pantheon- 99b
González Martí, Manuel b. January 2, 1877 d. January 4, 1972 Artist. He was born in Valenica, Comunidad Valenciana. He developed a succesful career as illustrator, publisher, ceramist and essayist. He founded the magazines "Cascarrabies," "Arte Moderno" and "Valencia Artística." At young age, he worked as illustrator with the nickname Folchi. Later, he was a known investigator of the ceramic of Valencia, and the National Museum of Ceramic in Valencia bears his name. Also he wrote the essays "Cerámica Valenciana," Pinazo: Su Vida y Su Obra" and "Los...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Valencia, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Section 6-Left. Niche 39. Row 3.
Granero Valls, Manuel b. April 4, 1902 d. May 7, 1922 Bullfighter. He was born in Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana. He studied music, becoming a good violinist, but left music for the bullfighting. He debuted in September 28 in 1920, in La Maestranza de Sevilla along with Rafael "El Gallo." He got a big success and during 1921, he made 91 "corridas." Soon, he become a legend of the bullfighting. He was considered a successor of Joselito, and he created the move "Pase de la Firma." Sadly, on May 7, 1922, Valls was gored to death in a bullfight in...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Valencia, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Section First Left. General Pantheon. Number 285.
Grau, José b. October 9, 1914 d. June 2, 1998 Illustrator, Comic Book Artist. He was born in Valencia, Spain. He was a pioneer in narrative techniques in the Spanish comics. He began his career in 1932 in the children magazine KKO. But during Spanish Civil War, he was forced to exile and was confined to the concentration camp of Saint-Cyprien in France. In 1940, he returned to Spain, where developed a prolific career as an illustrator for magazines in Spain, Argentina, United Kingdom and France. Among many others, he is remembered for...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Valencia, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Section 19. Group CS. Grave 41. Row 4.
Guillem, Trini b. March, 1934 d. January 27, 2000 Actress. She was born and died in Valencia (Comunidad Valenciana, Spain). She had a long career on stage, where she became one of the best actresses on the Spanish scene. She is remembered for her role in Tres Forasters de Madrid and for her work in the television series Herència de Sang. She won the Premi Tirant (Valencian Award) as best supporting actress for her work in the television film Blasco Ibáñez (1998). Also that same year, she was awarded for her long life on stage for the Associació...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Valencia, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Section Neutro. Niche 18. Row 2.
Joanes, Joan de b. 1510 d. December 21, 1579 Painter. A leading representative of Renaissance painting in Spain. His real name was Vicente Juan Macip Navarro, and he was also known as Juan de Juanes (in Castilian language). Joanes studied in Valencia along with his father, the painter Vicente Masip. He traveled to Rome in 1560 and was influenced by the masters of the Italian school, especially Raphael. Using Mannerist techniques, his paintings powerfully reflect the spirit of Catholicism in art; his scenes are often beatific, with...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Convento de Santo Domingo, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Capilla de los Reyes. Crypt under the Pantheon of Marquises of Zenete.
Lahuerta, Genaro b. February 8, 1905 d. February 10, 1985 Painter. He was born and died in Valencia. During the 1930s, he represented the vanguard's art in Comunidad Valenciana. He was influenced by the Fauvism movement, but during his travels to Africa, he was very impressed and began a collection of personal landscapes. Among his paintings are "Mi Madre," "Retrato de Azorín," "Paisaje de Secano" and "El Caballo y Él." (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Valencia, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Family Grave. Section 1-Right. Grave 100.
Lauri-Volpi, Giacomo b. December 11, 1892 d. March 17, 1979 Opera Singer. Born in Lanuvio, Italy, he was one of the most renowned tenors of his time. Lauri-Volpi studied in Rome and made his debut in Viterbo singing in Bellini's "I Puritani" in 1919. His success was immediate and he triumphed in Rome the same year. From 1922 to 1933 he sang at New York's Metropolitan Opera. His best known performances include "Turandot", "Aida", "Guglielmo Tell", "Il Trovatore", "Tosca", "Rigoletto", and "Luisa Miller". Although he retired from the stage in 1959, he...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Burjassot, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain