Teresa León
Person - León, María Teresa (1903-1988)

León, María Teresa (1903-1988)




Preferred form:

León, María Teresa (1903-1988)Other forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Logroño (La Rioja, España)  1903-10-31 - 1988-12-13


She was a Spanish writer, member of the Generation of '27. She was the daughter of the army's colonel Ángel León and Oliva Goyri (cousin of María Goyri, wife of Ramón Menéndez Pidal). Her uncles had a great influence in her education, especially her aunt María, one of the first women that obtained the doctorate in philosophy and literature and gave lessons in the Spanish university. She studied at the Institución Libre de Enseñanza (Free Educational Institute) and graduated in Philosophy and Literature. He got married at a very young age with Gonzalo de Sebastián Alfaro, with whom she had two children, Gonzalo y Enrique. During this period she published articles at the Diario de Burgos under the pseudonym Isabel Inghirami, and later with her own name. She put an end to her marriage in 1928 and made a trip to Argentina, publishing the following year her first works. She met Rafael Alberti in 1929 and they got married in 1932. At that moment the Committee for Extension of Studies gave a grant to María Teresa to study the European theatre movement and began to travel through different European cities.

During the Civil War, María Teresa was in charge of the Secretariat of the Alianza de Escritores Antifascistas. She was equally deputy director of the Central Council of the Theatre. She participated in the Junta de Incautación y Protección del Patrimonio Artístico (Board of Seizure and Protection of the Artistic Patrimony) and in the II Congreso de Escritores Revolucionarios (2nd Congress of Revolutionary Writers), celebrated in Madrid and Valencia in 1937. After the war she lived in exile in different cities such as Paris or Argentina (where her daughter Aitana was born).







Lugar de Nacimiento:

Logroño (La Rioja, España) in 1903-10-31

Lugar de Defunci¿n:

Madrid (España) in 1988-12-13


It belongs to:

Generación del 27



Related Authorities

Family relationships :

Alberti, Rafael (1902-1999)  - Marriage (He/She is married to)

Sebastián, Gonzalo (ca. 1873-?)  - Marriage (He/She is married to)

Goyri, María (1873-1954)  - Collateral

Menéndez Pidal, Ramón (1869-1968)  - Collateral (He/She is the cousin of)

Alianza de Intelectuales Antifascistas para la Defensa de la Cultura (España)  ( He/She is a member of )

Associative relations :

Cominges, Julia P. (?-ca. 1938)  ( He/She is friend with )

Institución Libre de Enseñanza (Madrid, España)  ( He/She is a member of )

Junta para la Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciones Científicas (España)  ( He/She is a member of; Becada )

Lyceum Club Femenino (Madrid, España)  ( He/She is a member of )

Olmo, Rosario del (1904-2000)  ( He/She is friend with )

Ugarte Pagés, Eduardo (1900-1955)  ( He/She/It collaborated with; Colabora en las Guerrillas del Teatro del Ejército del Centro )

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Recurso web:

Las Sin Sombrero

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Fichero de Autoridades:

Biblioteca Nacional de Espa¿a


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