Famous People from Spain

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Salvador Dali

  • Born in Figueres, Spain in 1904.
  • Known for his technical skill as a painter.
  • In 1974 he organized a museum of is own collection of art.
  • Stole his best friends wife.
  • Died January 23, 1989 in the place of his birth.

Paco De Lucia

  • Born into a musical family and grew up to become one of the world's greatest guitar, mastering flamenco music.
  • Leading flamenco artist.
  • Lived on coast of Southern Spain.
  • Played guitar in the 1970-1980s.
  • Died on Wednesday in Mexico because of a heart attack; age 66.

Penelope Cruz

  • Born in Spain in 1974.
  • Studied classical Ballet at a young age.
  • Later moved to Hollywood.
  • Won the first academy award for first Spanish award.
  • Was a co-star.

Fedrico Garcia Lorca

  • Born June 5, 1898 just outside Granada.
  • Spanish poet.
  • Organized theatrical performances.
  • Read poems in public.
  • 1936 was home when Civil War of Spain broke out, was arrested, then killed him.