Rafael Alberti (1902-1999)

Death: 28th October 1999
Location: Cremated, ashes scattered over the Bay of Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain
Cause of death: Lung ailment
Photo taken by: Peejayem
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Spanish poet and member of the Generation of ’27. He is considered one of the greatest literary figures of the Silver Age of Spanish Literature and won many prizes and awards. He went into exile after the Spanish Civil War, due to his Marxist beliefs, but he returned to Spain following the death of Franco. In 1983, he was awarded the Premio Cervantes, the Spanish literary world’s highest honour.