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Federico Garcï¿½a Lorca was born in 1898, in Andalusia, Spain. A poet and
dramatist, and also a gifted painter and pianist, his early popular
ballads earned him the title of 'poet of the gypsies'. In 1930 he
turned his attention to theatre, visiting remote villages and playing
classic and new works for peasant audiences. In 1936, shortly after the
outbreak of Civil War, he was murdered by Nationalist partisans. His
body was never found.