Benavente, Jacinto

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Benavente, Jacinto Gender: M
born on 12 August 1866 at 22:30 (= 10:30 PM )
Place Madrid, Spain, 40n24, 3w41
Timezone LMT m3w41 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 19°55' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 18°47 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 15°48'

Jacinto Benavente


One of the foremost Spanish dramatists of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1922 "for the happy manner in which he has continued the illustrious traditions of the Spanish drama".

Born in Madrid, the son of a celebrated pediatrician, he returned drama to reality by way of social criticism: declamatory verse giving way to prose, melodrama to comedy, formula to experience, impulsive action to dialogue and the play of minds. Benavente showed a preoccupation with aesthetics and later with ethics.

A liberal monarchist and a critic of Socialism, he was a reluctant supporter of the Franco regime as the only viable alternative to what he considered the disastrous republican experiment of 1931–1936. Benavente died in Aldeaencabo de Escalona (Toledo) at the age of 87. He never married. According to many sources, he was homosexual.

He died 14 July 1954.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Starkman quotes:

"En la Villa de Madrid, provincia del mismo nombe en quince de agoso de mil ochocientos sesenta y seis; yo D Pedro Espinosa, teniente cura de esta Iglesia Parroquial de San Sebastian, bautice solemnemente a Jacinto, Adolfo, Hipolito, que nació en doce de dicho mes y año, a las diez y media de la noche"

Translation: "In the city of Madrid, in the same province on 15 August of 1866, I D Pedro Espinosa, curate of the parish church of San Sebastian, baptize solemnly Jacinto, Adolfo, Hipolito, who was born in twelve of that month and year, at half past ten p.m."


  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize