Was born in Sevilla on February 17th, 1836 and died in Madrid on December 22nd, 1870. He was a Spanish poet and narrator, that belonged to the romantic movement. He has been associated also with the postromantic movement, since he belonged to the late romanticism. Even though in life he already reached certain fame, only after his death and the publishing of his writings is when he obtained the prestige that he owns today.
His most famous work is “Rimas y Leyendas”. The poems and stories included in this collection are essential for studying the Hispanic literature.
But, besides his important lyrics, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer was also a great narrator and journalist. He wrote 28 narrations of legends, many of them belonging to the genre of gothic and terror, others, authentic sketches of poetry in prose, and other tales of adventure.
He also realized drawings, where he represents his imaginary worlds represented in his work “Rimas y Leyendas”.