Person - Linares de Palomares, Francesca (1914-?)

Linares de Palomares, Francesca (1914-?)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Palafrugell (Girona, España)  1914-07-01 - desconocida


Spanish columnist that exiled in Mexico and whose parents were Juan de Linares Delhom and Rosa Palomares Esteban from Linares. She married Juan Simeón Vidarte (Secretary General of the Socialist Party and Deputy). She carried out her basic studies in the "Damas Negras" and "Sagrado Corazón" in Barcelona. In Madrid, she was in the "Residencia para Señoritas de María de Maeztu" in order to study Arts. She was member of the "Federación Universitaria Escolar" (FUE) and of the "Asociación de Mujeres Universitarias". She worked in the Ministry of Employment and Social Security and as columnist in "El Diluvio" magazine, and used to visit the "Ateneo de Madrid". She was also President of the Lyceum Club and correspondant assistant of "La Dépeche de Toulouse".

During the Spanish Civil War, she travelled Europe with her husband, who was in charge of formulating the armament purchase contracts for the II Republic Government. In 1937, she and her husband wento to Mexico in order to negotiate with General Cárdenas the possibillity of accepting a masive exile of republican Spanish people. She tried to interview León Trostky in Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo's house but she only could interview Pablo Casals in Praga.

When the war finished, they moved to Tangier and settled in Casablanca and later in Argel. She returned to Mexico from France with her family and permanently settled there. She had two kids and worked for some time as columnist in "Orbe" magazine.

She went back to Spain for the first time in 1979, invited by the Socialist Party, and returned again in 1984, when the Socialist Party won the general elections in Spain.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939



Profession (carried on by):

Authors  Obs.:  Articulista de las revistas El Diluvio y Orbe.



Argel (Argelia) in 1939 Obs.:  Viene desde Casablanca.


Barcelona (España)  Obs.:  Estudiante. Estudios generales.


Casablanca (Marruecos) in 1939 Obs.:  Al terminar la Guerra Civil Española sale de Tánger y se instala en Casablanca. Después pasa a Argel.

Place of departure:

France in 1940-03-05 Obs.:  Exilio. Destino México.


Madrid (España) in 1929 Obs.:  Estudiante. Residencia para Señoritas María de Maeztu.


México (estado, México) in 1941-03-10 Obs.:  Exilio. Hace una primera visita en 1937 con su marido Juan Simeón Vidarte, para negociar con el general Cárdenas la posibilidad de aceptar un exilio masivo, en caso de perderse la guerra.

Place of arrival:

New York in 1941 Obs.:  Exilio. Escala. Es prisionera en Ellis Island.

Place of arrival:

Nuevo Laredo (Tamaulipas, México) in 1941-03-10 Obs.:  Exilio.


París (Isla de Francia, Francia) between 1931 and 1933 Obs.:  Estudiante.

Place of arrival:

Praga (Bohemia Central, República Checa)  Obs.:  Se entrevista con Pablo Casals


Tánger (Marruecos) in 1938 Obs.:  Se traslada junto a su marido Juan Simeón Vidarte, ministro plenipotenciario de la República en África.

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Palafrugell (Girona, España) in 1914-07-01



Linares de Vidarte, Francesca. Tuñon, Enriqueta. Proyecto de Historia Oral "Refugiados Españoles en México", Archivo de la Palabra, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), México entrevista a Francesca Linares de Vidarte. realizada por Enriqueta Tuñón [para el Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia de México En Colaboración Con el Ministerio de Cultura de España]. [s.L.: S.N.]: 1988]. 364 H..

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.

Related Authorities

Ateneo de Madrid (España)  ( He/She is a member of; Lo frecuenta. )

Associative relations :

Cárdenas, Lázaro (1895-1970)  ( He/She is friend with; En 1937 hace una primera visita con su marido, Juan Simeón Vidarte, a México para negociar con el General Cárdenas la posibilidad de aceptar un exilio masivo de republicanos españoles. )

Casals, Pau (1876-1973)  ( He/She/It collaborated with )

Federación Universitaria Escolar (España)  ( He/She is a member of; Socia inactiva. )

Rivera, Diego (1886-1957)  ( He/She is friend with; Intenta entrevistar a León Trotsky en casa de Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo. )

Temporary relationships :

Kahlo, Frida (1907-1954)  - Contemporary (Intenta entrevistar a León Trotsky en casa de Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo.)

Family relationships :

Vidarte Franco-Romero, Juan Simeón (1902-1976)  - Marriage (He/She is married to)

Linares Delhom, Joan (?-1947)  - Descendant (He/She is the son/daughter of)

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