Machado, Antonio

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Machado, Antonio Gender: M
born on 26 July 1875 at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )
Place Seville, Spain, 37n23, 5w59
Timezone LMT m5w59 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Castellanos
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Antonio Machado


Spanish poet and one of the leading figures of the Spanish literary movement known as the Generation of '98.

Machado received a doctoral degree in literature in Madrid, attended the Sorbonne, and became a secondary school French teacher. He rejected the modernism of his contemporaries and adopted what he called “eternal poetry,” which was informed more by intuition than by intellect. Three stages can be distinguished in his artistic evolution. The first, typified by the poems in Soledades (1903; “Solitudes”) and Soledades, galerías, y otros poemas (1907; “Solitudes, Galleries, and Other Poems”), established his links with romanticism. These poems are concerned largely with evoking memories and dreams and with the subjective identification of the poet with natural phenomena, especially the sunset. In his second stage Machado turned away from pure introspection, and in Campos de Castilla (1912; “Plains of Castile”) he sought to capture the stark landscape and spirit of Castile in a severely denuded and sombre style. His later works, Nuevas canciones (1924; “New Songs”) and Poesías completas (1928; “Complete Poems”), express profound Existential views and reflect on the solitude of the poet. He also wrote plays in collaboration with his brother Manuel and a collection of philosophical reflections with strong Existentialist overtones, Juan de Mairena (1936). A strong supporter of the Spanish Republic, Machado fled Spain when the Republic collapsed in early 1939; he died soon afterward in exile on 22 February 1939.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • child->parent relationship with Demofilo (born 6 April 1846)

Source Notes

Casellanos quotes birth certificate miento%20de%20Antonio%20Machado.jpg

Fis birth time is mentioned in the book of Enrique Baltanás The Machado.


  • Vocation : Writers : Poet