Gustavo Adolfo Bécker

Gustavo Adolfo Claudio Domínguez Bastida (February 17, 1836 – December 22, 1870), better known as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, he was a Spanish Romanticist poet and writer (mostly short stories), also a playwright, literary columnist, and talented in drawing.

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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