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February 7

Charles Dickens born, 1812

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Question:

What twentieth century Spanish poet's works were banned in his country for 40 years after his assassination at the hands of a nationalist militia?

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Federico García Lorca. After being shot by Franco's forces in Granada (for either his homosexuality or his liberal politics, or both) and thrown in an unmarked grave, García Lorca's works were largely banned in Spain until Franco's death.

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