Antonio Machado

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Birthday
26, 1875
Birthplace
Seville, Spain
Death Date
Feb 22, 1939 (63)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
26, 1875
Birthplace
Seville, Spain
Death Date
Feb 22, 1939 (63)

About

Social realist poet associated with the Generation of '98 and known for such works as Soledades and Campos de Castilla (published in 1903 and 1912, respectively). His later works include Nuevas Canciones and Juan de Mairena.

Before Fame

He was born in Seville and later moved to Madrid, where he studied at the Institucion Libre de Ensenanza and discovered his passion for poetry.

Trivia

He worked around the turn of the century as an actor and translator.

Family Life

He married sixteen-year-old Leonor Izquierdo in 1909. Tragically, she died three years later of tuberculosis.

Associated With

He lived in Paris for a time and became acquainted with French Symbolist poet Paul Verlaine.