Person - Delgado Gurriarán, Florencio (1903-1987)

Delgado Gurriarán, Florencio (1903-1987)




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Córgomo (Vilamartín de Valdeorras, Ourense, España)  1903-08-27 - California (Estados Unidos)  1987-05-14


Spanish lawyer and poet that was exiled. He was born in Córdumo de Valdeorras (Orense) in 1903. His father was certificated agriculturist, which is why they lived in different cities of Spain. He made his basic studies in Córdumo and later studied in the "Maristas" in Palencia. He finally studied Laws in Valladolid.

He worked as lawyer in el Barco de Valdeorras and joined in 1933 the Galicianist Party. When the Spanish Civil War started, he managed to escape the rebels suppression in July 1936 and went to Oporto, from where he moved to Bordeaux (France) in order to go to Barcelona, already taken by the Republicans, in January 1938. In the same year, he was designated Propaganda Secretary in the Galicianist Party and representative of Galicia in the Galeuzca organization.

He was sent to France by the Communist Party of Galicia when the city of Tarragona was taken. He lived in Bordeaux and Paris, and returned to Barcelona in December 1938. He worked in the Undersecretary of Armament and in the "Servicio de Información Periférico".

When the war was over, he came back to France again and went to Veracruz (Mexico) on board "Ipanema" ship. He got married in 1944. He was delegate of the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) in Mexico, participated in some Galician publications and was member of the "Saudade" group.

He visited Spain many times and died in Fair Oaks (California).

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939

República Española, 1931-1939

Description: Ocupa puestos en subsecretaria de Armamento, Servicio de Información Periférico y delegado del SERE en México




Place of arrival:

Burdeos (Gironda, Francia) in 1936

Place of arrival:

Oporto (Portugal) in 1936


Palencia (España)


Valladolid (España) between 1919 and 1923 Obs.:  Lugar de formación

Veracruz (México) in 1939-07-01

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Córgomo (Vilamartín de Valdeorras, Ourense, España) in 1903-08-27

Lugar de Defunción:

California (Estados Unidos) in 1987-05-14



. Pla Brugat, Dolores. Catálogo del fondo de historia oral : refugiados españoles en México : Archivo de la Palabra. 1ª ed.. Dolores Pla Brugat (coordinadora). México D.F.: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. 2011. 1 CD-ROM. 978-607-484-184-8.

Delgado Gurriarán, Florencio. Pla Brugat, Dolores. Proyecto de Historia Oral "Refugiados Españoles en México", Archivo de la Palabra, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), México : entrevista a Florencio Delgado Gurriarán. realizada por Dolores Pla [para el Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia de México En Colaboración Con el Ministerio de Cultura de España]. [s.L.: S.N.]: 1979]. 174 H..


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