Castresana, Luis

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Castresana, Luis Gender: M
born on 7 May 1925 at 22:15 (= 10:15 PM )
Place Vizcaya, Spain, 43n18, 2w59
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Castellanos
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 16°49' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 08°11 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 22°46'


Spanish journalist, writer and painter. He was part of the program known children as "children of war", that the Government of Aguirre in the Basque Country decided to evacuate to other countries such as France, Belgium and Russia to remove children from the horrors of the civil war (1936 -1939). From this experience he wrote his most famous book: "The other tree of Guernica" which won the National Prize for Literature in 1967 and was also made into a film. He was awarded also the Fastenrath Prize of the Royal Spanish Academy, "Catalina de Erauso, the Lieutenant Nun" and finalist in the Planeta Prize with "Portrait of a witch" in 1970.

Link to Wikipedia biography (Spanish)

Source Notes

Castellanos quotes birth certificate

Nació "a las diez de la noche, según el acta de nacimiento (Folio 49, número 97) del Registro Civil, a las diez y media post meridiem, según el Libro de Bautizados de la parroquia de la Transfiguración donde fue cristianizado diez días después del día siete de mayo de 1925 (Libro 17, folio 132, número 67 del Archivo Eclesiástico del Valle de Trápaga"

“Peripecia vital del escritor vasco-universal Luis de Castresana”

Martín de Retana


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction