Miguel Hernández

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Birthday
30, 1910
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Mar 28, 1942 (31)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
30, 1910
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Mar 28, 1942 (31)

About

Spanish poet and dramatist associated with the Generation of '27 and Generation of '36 literary movements. His best-known works include Perito en lunas, El hombre acecha, and El rayo que no cesa.

Before Fame

He worked on a farm during his childhood and was largely self-taught; nevertheless, he published his first collection of poetry in his early twenties.

Trivia

He was arrested for his anti-Fascist views and died of tuberculosis while serving a thirty-year prison sentence.

Family Life

He wed Josefina Manresa Marhuenda in 1937; the couple had one surviving son.

Associated With

He and philosopher Julian Marias were both prominent figures in the Generation of '36.