Berrocal, Miguel b. September 28, 1933 d. June 1, 2006 Sculptor. Born Miguel Ortiz Berrocal in Villanueva de Algaidas, Málaga, Andalucía, he was a disciple of Ramón Stolz Viciano and was influenced by sculptors Eduardo Chillida and Jorge Oteiza. He is best remembered for the design of the Goya Awards, equivalent to the Oscar in the Spanish Cinema. Berrocal lived and worked for almost 20 years in Verona, Italy. His sculptures can be found in art museums, galleries, and private collections around the world. Among others "El Diestro," "María de la O...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de Villanueva de Algaidas, Málaga, Provincia de Málaga, Andalucia, Spain
Bowles, Jane b. February 22, 1917 d. May 4, 1973 Writer. She was born in New York (United States) and died in Málaga (Andalucia, Spain). Her first novel La Phaeton Hypocrite was printed privately and no copies survive. Despite of her lesbianism, she married the gay writer Paul Bowles in 1938, who remain her husband until her death in 1973. Her health declined and in 1968, she left Tangier where lived, and made her way to a sanatorium in Málaga. She was diagnosed as a manic-depressive psychotic and she spent the next five years in psychiatric...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de San Miguel, Málaga, Provincia de Málaga, Andalucia, Spain Plot: Grave 453-F
Brausewetter, Renate b. October 1, 1905 d. August 20, 2006 Actress. Born in Málaga, Spain of German parents, she made her 1925 screen debut in the silent "Die Freudlose Gasse," along with Greta Garbo. She also played in "Menschen Untereinander" (1926), "Die Lorelei" (1927) and "Die Hölle der Jungfrauen" (1928). Brausewetter retired with the arrival of talkies, though she returned in 1950 to appear in "Die Treppe" (1950), her only sound film. She was the sister of well-known actor Hans Brausewetter. According her wishes, she was buried in the town of...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio Inglés de Málaga, Málaga, Provincia de Málaga, Andalucia, Spain
Bueno y Monreal, Cardinal. José María b. September 11, 1904 d. August 20, 1987 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Zaragoza, José María Bueno y Monreal entered seminary in Madrid in 1914. Earning a scholarship, he moved to Rome in order to pursue his studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas. Back in Spain, he frequented the University of Madrid, obtaining across the years doctorates in theology and canon law along with a licentiate in law. Ordained priest in Rome in March 1927, he lectured ecclesiastical public...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Catedral de Sevilla, Sevilla, Provincia de Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain Plot: Capilla de San José.
Casanova y Marzol, Cardinal. Vicente b. April 16, 1854 d. October 23, 1930 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Borja, Vicente Casanova y Marzol entered seminary in Zaragoza, pursuing later his studies in Madrid and Valencia, from where he earned a licentiate in theology. Ordained priest in 1881, for years he served as parish priest of Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo parish in Madrid until his appointment as bishop of the diocese of Almeria in 1907. Receiving his episcopal consecration on March 25 of the following year, he was promoted to the metropolitan see of...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Granada Cathedral, Granada, Provincia de Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Columbus, Christopher b. September 1, 1451 d. May 20, 1506 Explorer. He is credited with discovering America for Europeans in 1492, although at the time, he believed he had discovered a new route to China. He was given the titles Admiral of the Ocean Sea and Viceroy of the Indies. Born Christopher Columbus (Cristobal Colon as he called himself in Spain), the eldest of five children in Genoa, Italy, to Domenico Colombo, a wool weaver and local guildsman, and Susanna Fontanarossa, the daughter of a wool weaver. Although trained to follow in his father'...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Gout Sevilla Cathedral*, Sevilla, Provincia de Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain *This location is unconfirmed or in dispute.
de Ávila, Saint. Juan b. January 6, 1499 d. May 10, 1569 Saint. Popularly referred to as the "Apostle of Andalusia", Juan de Ávila was born in Almodóvar del Campo to a well to do couple of Jewish origins. Studying law at the University of Salamanca, he abandoned his studies, seeking a life of solitude. Some three years later, a Franciscan friar who happened to pass by in Almodóvar, met Juan and realizing his intellect suggested him to pursue his studies. Entering the University of Alcalá de Henares, he studied philosophy and theology and was...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Basílica de San Juan de Ávila, Montilla, Provincia de Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain
de Solís y Folch de Cardona, Cardinal. Francisco b. February 16, 1713 d. March 21, 1775 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Madrid, Francisco de Solís y Folch de Cardona was born to a noble family, his father being among others one of the founders of the Real Academia Española. His brother José was the viceroy of New Granada, later becoming a Franciscan friar. Receiving his first education through private tuition at home, Francisco soon proved to be a remarkable student, gifted with a rare intelligence. Stricken with a severe disease at the age of eighteen which caused the loss...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Convento de Santa Rosalía, Sevilla, Provincia de Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain
Dominguin, Luis Miguel b. November 9, 1926 d. May 8, 1996 Matador. A noted torero for around 30 years who killed roughly 2,300 bulls, he is remembered as one of the two protagonists of Ernest Hemingway's posthumously-published "The Dangerous Summer". Born Luis Miguel Gonzalez Lucas, he was the son of matador Domingo Dominguin whose name he used professionally. Trained in his art from the time he was a toddler, he made his debut in the ring at 11, killed his first bull at 14, and developed a flamboyant style that involved kneeling before bulls, turning...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cementerio San Enrique de Guadiaro, Provincia de Cádiz, Andalucia, Spain
Falla, Manuel de b. November 23, 1876 d. November 14, 1946 Composer. He is regarded as the greatest Spanish composer of the 20th Century. Falla's expressive style blended the spirit of folk music (especially flamenco) from his native Andalusia with impressionist and later neoclassical influences. His reputation rests on a handful of works written in the World War I and postwar eras. Manuel María de los Dolores Falla y Matheu was born in Cadiz, Spain. From 1896 to 1900 he studied composition at the Madrid Conservatory under Felipe Pedrell, who...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cathedral de Cádiz, Cádiz, Provincia de Cádiz, Andalucia, Spain
Fernando V b. March 10, 1452 d. January 23, 1516 Spanish Monarch. Known as "Ferdinand the Catholic", he reigned as King of Aragon from 1479 to 1516, King of Sicily from 1468 to 1516, King of Naples from 1504 to 1516, and King of Valencia, Sardinia, and Navarre, Count of Barcelona and King of Castile from 1474 to 1504. Royal Chapel of Granada, Granada, Provincia de Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Ferrándiz Badenes, Bernardo b. July 22, 1835 d. May 2, 1885 Artist. He was born in El Canyamelar, Valencia. He studied in Academia de San Carlos de Valencia and later, he moved to Madrid and Paris. He was friend of the painter Mariano Fortuny with who traveled to Morocco and Rome. He is remebered for his paintings, includes in realistic style, "El Viático a un Mendigo Moribundo," "El Tribunal de las Aguas de Valencia," "Juicio de Faltas," "Visita a la Nodriza," "Una Boda en Valencia," "Retrato de Fortuny," "Dar Posada al Peregrino," "La Alegría de la...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de San Miguel, Málaga, Provincia de Málaga, Andalucia, Spain
Ganivet, Ángel b. December 13, 1865 d. November 29, 1898 Author. He was born in Granada, Andalucia, Spain. He served with the Spanish Consular service from 1892 to his death. As writer, he was included in the Generation of 1898 with Pío Baroja, Miguel de Unamuno, Antonio Machado and Azorín. Sadly, unhappy in love, suffering from depressions and syphilitic paralysis, he commited suicide drowning himself in the Dvina River. He was first rescued but managed to throw himself into the river again. He is remembered for books such as "Idearium Español," "...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de Granada, Granada, Provincia de Granada, Andalucia, Spain