Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile



Significant Events

1911 Alvaro Arauz
Born in Madrid.
Sep 1911–1913 Jorge Guillén
University studies. Degree in Philosophy
Jan 1924–Apr 1925 Rafael Dieste
Starts working for the newspaper Galicia until the censors, under General Primo de Rivera, force him to stop.
1928 (Juan de Lara) Alvaro Fernández Suárez
Studies Law at the Universidad de Madrid.
1931 (Juan de Lara) Alvaro Fernández Suárez
Joins the Cuerpo de Técnicos Comerciales del Estado.
1932 Julio Alejandro
Enrols at the Universidad Central to study Philosophy and Letters. Taught by José Ortega y Gasset, José Gaos, Dámaso Alonso, Américo Castro, Xavier Zubiri, José Fernández Montesinos and others. Fellow students include Soledad Ortega, Luis Rosales, the Panero brothers, Luis Felipe Vivanco, Germán Bleiberg and other members of what becomes known as the Generation of 1936.
5 Jun 1932 Concha Méndez
Marries the poet Manuel Altolaguirre.
1933 Amparo Alvajar
?date? Works for Santiago Casares Quiroga, leader and founder of the Autonomous Galician Republican Organization (ORGA) and Prime Minister of Spain in 1936, when the coup takes place.
Jul 1936 Lorenzo Varela
Joins the Republican Army, reaching the rank of Major. Joins the Communist Party and contributes to the journals Milicia Popular, Ahora, El Mono Azul and Hora de España.
9 Nov 1940 Execution of Zugazagoitia.
27 Jun 1941 Spain begins to form the 'Blue Division', to fight alongside the Germans in the USSR.
1944 Clandestine foundation of the Alianza de Fuerzas Democráticas in Madrid, led by the Republican Régulo Martínez.
21 Dec 1945 The North-American ambassador, N. Armour, leaves the US Embassy in Madrid.
1951 Agustín Gómez Arcos
Studies Law in Madrid, but abandons his studies to devote himself to the theatre.
1 Jul 1960 Francisco Ayala
First trip to Spain since going into exile.
1988 Rafael Alberti
Premiere of El hombre deshabitado at the Centro Cultural de la Villa de Madrid, directed by Emilio Hernández.
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