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Madrid, Spain

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.munimadrid.es/

Population:
3,093,000 (2003 estimate)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Madrid
 

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Museo del Prado
1819

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Elefant Records
1989
Telefonica
1934
Santander Central Hispano
1857

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Victoria Abril
Actor
4-Jul-1959   Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Alfonso XII
Royalty
28-Nov-1857 25-Nov-1885 King of Spain, 1874-85
Alfonso XIII
Royalty
17-May-1886 28-Feb-1941 King of Spain, 1902-31
Prince of Asturias
Royalty
30-Jan-1968   Heir to the throne of Spain
Jose Maria Aznar
Head of State
25-Feb-1953   Prime Minister of Spain, 1996-2004
Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Playwright
17-Jan-1600 25-May-1681 La Vida es Sueño
Juan Antonio Bardem
Film Director
2-Jun-1922 30-Oct-2002 Death of a Cyclist
Jacinto Benavente
Playwright
12-Aug-1866 14-Jul-1954 The Bonds of Interest
Raoul G. Cantero III
Judge
1-Aug-1960   Justice, Florida Supreme Court
Gonzalo de Céspedes y Meneses
Novelist
c. 1585 1638 Poema trágico
Charles II
Royalty
6-Nov-1661 1-Nov-1700 King of Spain, 1665-1700
Charles III
Royalty
20-Jan-1716 14-Dec-1788 King of Spain, 1759-88
Mónica Cruz
Dancer
16-Mar-1977   Un Paso Adelante
Penelope Cruz
Actor
28-Apr-1974   Woman On Top
Placido Domingo
Singer
21-Jan-1941   Tenorissimo!
José Echegaray
Playwright
19-Apr-1832 14-Sep-1916 Nobel Prizewinning Spanish dramatist
Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga
Poet
7-Aug-1533 29-Nov-1594 La Araucana
Ferdinand VI
Royalty
23-Sep-1713 10-Aug-1759 King of Spain, 1746-59
Jesus Franco
Film Director
12-May-1930 2-Apr-2013 Vampyros Lesbos
Juan Gris
Painter
23-Mar-1887 11-May-1927 Spanish Synthetic Cubist painter
Enrique Iglesias
Singer
8-May-1975   Balladeer
Julio Iglesias
Singer
23-Sep-1943   International pop star
Glen Jacobs
Wrestling
26-Apr-1967   Kane, WWE wrestler
Rebecca Loos
TV Personality
19-Jun-1977   Snogged David Beckham
Carmen Maura
Actor
15-Sep-1945   Volver
Pilar Miró
Film Director
20-Apr-1940 19-Oct-1997 The Dog in the Manger
Ángela Molina
Actor
5-Oct-1955   Carnage
Antonio Moreno
Actor
26-Sep-1887 15-Feb-1967 Spanish-American character actor
Marisa Paredes
Actor
3-Apr-1946   The Flower of My Secret
Elsa Pataky
Actor
18-Jul-1976   Al Salir de Clase
Adelina Patti
Singer
10-Feb-1843 27-Sep-1919 Coloratura soprano
Philip III
Royalty
14-Apr-1578 31-Mar-1621 King of Spain, 1598-1621
Nathalia Ramos
Actor
3-Jul-1992   Nina Martin on House of Anubis
Rodrigo Rato
Government
18-Mar-1949   IMF managing director
Pedro Salinas
Poet
27-Nov-1891 4-Dec-1951 Generation of '27
George Santayana
Philosopher
16-Dec-1863 26-Sep-1952 The Realms of Being
Alejandro Sanz
Singer
18-Dec-1968   Más
Fernando Torres Sanz
Soccer
20-Mar-1984   Forward for Chelsea FC
Santiago Segura
Actor
17-Jul-1965   Torrente, the Stupid Arm of the Law
Jorge Semprún
Novelist
10-Dec-1923 7-Jun-2011 Screenplay for Z
Javier Solana
Politician
14-Jul-1942   Secretary-General, Council of the European Union
Manuel Tamayo y Baus
Playwright
15-Sep-1829 20-Jun-1898 Lances de Honor
Guillermo Toledo
Actor
22-May-1970   Ferpect Crime
Lope de Vega
Playwright
25-Nov-1562 27-Aug-1635 Reformed Spanish comedy
Maribel Verdú
Actor
2-Oct-1970   Y Tu Mama Tambien
Daniel Vierge
Artist
1851 May-1904 Spanish painter and illustrator
José Luis de Villalonga
Actor
29-Jan-1920 30-Aug-2007 Breakfast at Tiffany's

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Vicente Aleixandre
Poet
26-Apr-1898 14-Dec-1984 Spanish surrealist poet
Alfonso XII
Royalty
28-Nov-1857 25-Nov-1885 King of Spain, 1874-85
José Alvarez
Sculptor
1768 1827 Court sculptor to Ferdinand VII
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Author
19-Oct-1899 9-Jun-1974 Guatemalan protest writer
Francis Bacon
Painter
28-Oct-1909 28-Apr-1992 The Screaming Popes
Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Playwright
17-Jan-1600 25-May-1681 La Vida es Sueño
Juan Antonio Bardem
Film Director
2-Jun-1922 30-Oct-2002 Death of a Cyclist
Jacinto Benavente
Playwright
12-Aug-1866 14-Jul-1954 The Bonds of Interest
Luigi Boccherini
Composer
19-Feb-1743 28-May-1805 Cello Concerto in B-flat
Camilo José Cela
Author
11-May-1916 17-Jan-2002 Spanish novelist and Nobel laureate
Miguel de Cervantes
Novelist
29-Sep-1547 22-Apr-1616 Don Quixote
Gonzalo de Céspedes y Meneses
Novelist
c. 1585 1638 Poema trágico
Charles II
Royalty
6-Nov-1661 1-Nov-1700 King of Spain, 1665-1700
Charles III
Royalty
20-Jan-1716 14-Dec-1788 King of Spain, 1759-88
Bing Crosby
Singer
3-May-1903 14-Oct-1977 White Christmas
Buenaventura Durruti
Anarchist
14-Jul-1896 20-Nov-1936 Spanish anarchist, killed in Civil War
José Echegaray
Playwright
19-Apr-1832 14-Sep-1916 Nobel Prizewinning Spanish dramatist
Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga
Poet
7-Aug-1533 29-Nov-1594 La Araucana
Richard Fanshawe
Poet
1608 16-Jun-1666 Translator of Camões
Ferdinand VII
Royalty
14-Oct-1784 29-Sep-1833 King of Spain, 1808 and 1814-33
Fernando Fernán-Gómez
Actor
28-Aug-1921 21-Nov-2007 Voyage to Nowhere
Francisco Franco
Head of State
4-Dec-1892 20-Nov-1975 Spanish Generalissimo, 1939-75
John Gilling
Film Director
29-May-1912 22-Nov-1984 The Plague of the Zombies
Roy Kinnear
Actor
8-Jan-1934 20-Sep-1988 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Silvana Mangano
Actor
23-Apr-1930 16-Dec-1989 Bitter Rice and Anna
José Martínez Ruiz
Author
8-Jun-1873 4-Mar-1967 Generation of '98
Pilar Miró
Film Director
20-Apr-1940 19-Oct-1997 The Dog in the Manger
Sara Montiel
Actor
10-Mar-1928 8-Apr-2013 La violetera
Severo Ochoa
Scientist
24-Sep-1905 1-Nov-1993 Synthesized RNA
Juan de Pareja
Painter
c. 1606 1670 Velázquez's slave turned painter
Philip III
Royalty
14-Apr-1578 31-Mar-1621 King of Spain, 1598-1621
Philip IV
Royalty
8-Apr-1605 17-Sep-1665 King of Spain, 1621-65
Philip V
Royalty
19-Dec-1683 9-Jul-1746 King of Spain, 1700-46
Tyrone Power
Actor
5-May-1913 15-Nov-1958 Witness for the Prosecution
Santiago Ramón y Cajal
Doctor
1-May-1852 17-Oct-1934 Structure of the nervous system
Fernando Rey
Actor
20-Sep-1917 9-Mar-1994 The French Connection
Domenico Scarlatti
Composer
26-Oct-1685 23-Jul-1757 Composed 555 sonatas
Andres Segovia
Guitarist
21-Feb-1893 2-Jun-1987 Greatest classical guitarist
Sir Anthony Shirley
Military
1565 c. 1635 English traveler, man of adventure
Otto Skorzeny
Military
12-Jun-1908 5-Jul-1975 Most dangerous man in Europe
Manuel Tamayo y Baus
Playwright
15-Sep-1829 20-Jun-1898 Lances de Honor
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Painter
5-Mar-1696 27-Mar-1770 18th century Venetian painter
Lope de Vega
Playwright
25-Nov-1562 27-Aug-1635 Reformed Spanish comedy
Diego Velázquez
Painter
6-Jun-1599 6-Aug-1660 Las Meninas
Frank Yerby
Novelist
5-Sep-1916 29-Nov-1991 The Dahomean
Francisco de Zurbarán
Painter
1598 27-Aug-1664 Spanish Baroque painter



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