BÉCQUER, Gustavo Adolfo

Born Feb. 17, 1836 in Seville, Spain, Becquer during his youth wrote literary articles and dedicated himself to painting frescoes.

Bécquer’s most important works include the romantic tales Maese Pérez el OrganistaLos ojos verdes, Las hojas secas and La rosa de pasión, and he also wrote companion articles for sketches such as La mujer de piedraLa noche de difuntos, Un drama and El aderezo de esmeraldas.

Bécquer died on Dec. 22, 1870, three months after the death of his brother Valeriano.




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