Antonio Machado Biography | Author of The Crime Was in Granada

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Nationality 1: Spanish

Birthdate: 1875

Deathdate: 1939

The poet Antonio Machado was born on July 26, 1875, on his family's estate near Seville, Spain. His father and grandfather were scholarly men, and Machado would go on to teach as well. Machado began his schooling in Seville, but his family moved to Madrid, Spain's capital city, when he was eight years old. There, he began attending the Institución Libre de Enseñanza (Free Institute of Teaching). This school was known for its progressive curriculum and for one instructor in particular, Giner de los Rios. De los Rios was a great influence on many of Machado's contemporaries, who, like Machado, went on to play prominent roles in the artistic and political life of Spain. Some of these figures have come to be known as the Generation of '98; most scholars associate Machado with this group. This generation of artists and...

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