Ayala, Francisco

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Ayala, Francisco Gender: M
Francisco Ayala García-Duarte
born on 16 March 1906 at 01:10 (= 01:10 AM )
Place Granada, Spain, 37n13, 3w41
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 24°33' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 05°29 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 18°44'

Francisco Ayala


Spanish writer, the last representative of the Generation of '27. Critics have usually divided Ayala's work in two stages: before and after the Spanish Civil War.

During his first stage, before the Civil War, Tragicomedia de un hombre sin espíritu (Tragicomedy of a Spiritless Man, 1925) and Historia de un amanecer (A Sunrise Tale, 1926) follow a traditional narrative line. With El boxeador y el ángel (The Boxer and the Angel, 1929) and Cazador en el alba (Hunter at Dawn, 1930) he embraced avant-garde prose.

After a long silence, Ayala begun his second stage in exile with El hechizado (The Bewitched, 1944), a tale of a Creole man trying to meet King Charles II of Spain (known as the Bewitched), which became part of Los usurpadores (The Usurpers, 1949), a collection of seven narrations with the common theme of lust for power. La cabeza del cordero (The Lamb Head, 1949) is a collection of tales on the Civil War, where he pays more attention to the analysis of passions and human behaviour than to the relation of outside developments. Muertes de perro (Dog Deaths, 1958) denounced the situation of a country under a dictatorship, while presenting human degradation in a world with no values. El fondo del vaso (The Bottom of the Glass, 1962) complements his previous novel, which is commented by several characters.

He wrote his memoirs, Recuerdos y olvidos (Reminiscences and Overlooks, 1982, 1983, 1988, 2006). Francisco Ayala died in Madrid on 3 November 2009, aged 103.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 1931 (Etelvina Silva Vargas)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 4 November 1934 (Birth of daughter, Nina)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from the chronology on his official website: "1906. El 16 de marzo, a la una y diez de la mañana, nace Francisco Ayala García-Duarte en el número 8, 2.º piso, de la calle San Agustín, en Granada, según confirma su partida de nacimiento. En su partida de bautismo se indica como dirección calle Canales, número 11" [1].

(Translation: 1906. On 16 March at ten past one in the morning, Francisco Ayala García-Duarte was born at number 8, 2nd floor, on San Agustín Street, in Granada, as confirmed by his birth certificate. In his baptismal certificate it is indicated as street address Canales, number 11).

Time of 1 AM also given in two biographies:

Conversaciones con Francisco Ayala by Rosario Hiriart and ‎Francisco Ayala (Espasa-Calpe, 1982), p. 147: "Nacimiento: Francisco Ayala nació en Granada, Andalucía, en la calle Canales, número 11, el 16 de marzo de 1906, a la una de la madrugada."

Francisco Ayala: de mis pasos en la tierra by Luis García Montero (Junta de Andalucía, Consejería de Cultura, 2006), p. 179: "Francisco Ayala García-Duarte nació en la calle Canales número 11 de Granada, a la una de la madrugada del día 16 de marzo de 1906."


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD in Laws)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Centenarian, aged 103)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor