Camacho, Juan b. February 16, 1947 d. October 21, 1982 Spanish Singer. He was born in Valencia, and began his career in the group "Los Relámpagos," but obtained great success when he won Festival of Benidorm with the song "A ti, mujer" in 1975. He also triumphed with songs such as "Mi Soledad," "Nadie," "Tú," "Cerca de Ti," "Sabor a Mí" and "Me Faltas." Sadly, he suffered a car accident in August, 1982, and after two months in a coma, he died in Madrid. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Valencia, Valencia, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Section 18, Row 2822, File 1
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.
Catalá Lucas, Karpa (Rafael) b. September 29, 1926 d. September 12, 2000 Renowned Comic Book Artist. He developed his career in Valencia (Spain) and become one of the most important representatives of the Valencian School. He is remembered for his characters Jaimito, Cangurito, Simbad, and Perico Fantasías. He also designed the toy "Juegos Reunidos Geyper." (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de El Cabanyal, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Section 5-AE, Row 2, Niche 62
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.
Cortis, Antonio b. August 12, 1891 d. April 12, 1952 Opera Singer. He was born on board a ship between Orán (Algeria) and Altea (Alacant, Comunidad Valenciana), but he is considered that he was born in Dénia (Alacant). His real name was Antonio Montón Corts (or Cortis). In 1916, he began his profesional career with Tosca in Teatro Español of Barcelona. Also this year, he was married to Carmen Arnau in Barcelona. Later, he moved to South America, where triumphed with Caruso in I Pagliaci. Soon, he was known as the Piccolo Caruso or Il Caruso...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Dénia, Alicante, Valenciana, Spain
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
Esplá, Oscar b. August 5, 1886 d. January 6, 1976 Composer. He was born in Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain. In 1911, he won the Award of the Musical Asociation of Vienna, for his work "Suite Levantina," with a jury that includes the composers Strauss and Saint-Saëns. He is remembered for his works "Nochebuena del Diablo," "Sinfonía Aitana," "La Bella Durmiente," "La Pájara Pinta," "Soledades," "Caperucita Roja," "Tres Romanzas sin Palabras" and "Don Quijote Velando las Armas." He died in Madrid, Spain. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Monasterio de la Santa Faz, Alicante, Valenciana, Spain
Ferrandis, Antonio b. February 28, 1921 d. October 16, 2000 Motion picture, stage and television actor. He made his debut on stage in 1950. He is best rememberd for his films "Mi Querida Señorita" (1972), "La Escopeta Nacional" (1978), the Oscar Winner "Volver a Empezar" (1982), "Extramuros" (1985), and "Jarrapellejos" (1987). He was very popular for his portrayal of 'Chanquete' in the TV series "Verano Azul" (1978). (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de Paterna, Valenciana, Spain
Fuetterer, Werner b. January 10, 1907 d. February 4, 1991 German Actor. He began his career in 1925 with "Die Brüder Schellenberg." Next yeart, he appeared in "Faust." He also worked in "Die keusche Susanne" (1926), "Du sollst nicht stehlen" (1928), "Kreuzer Emden" (1932), "Der Mustergatte" (1937), "Ein Mann auf Abwegen" (1940),"Ich vertraue dir meine Frau an" (1943),"Salto Mortale" (1953), "Des Teufels General" (1955) and "Liebling der Götter" (1960). He died in Benidorm (Comunidad Valenciana, Spain). (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de Benidorm, Alicante, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Block 29, 2nd, 50 C
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.