Florencio Delgado Gurriarán

Birth Date: In 1903 (†In 1987)
Birth Place: Córgomo – Ourense

Día das Letras Galegas

When he was six, he moved to Ourense and then Palencia, where he studied Secondary Education. From 1914 to 1924 he studied Law in Valladolid. When he came back to Córgomo, he worked as an assistant in a lawyer’s office in Valdeorras and became a member of the Seminary of Galician Studies.

 Work & Activities

He began to publish poetries in the newspapers A Nosa Terra and Heraldo de Galicia. In 1933, he entered the Galician Party and one year later he published in the magazine Nós his first selection titled Bebedeira. After the beginning of the Civil War, he travelled to Portugal and France into exile and three years later to Mexico, where he had several jobs. He collaborated with several organisations in the exile such as ‘Alianza Nacional Gallega’, ‘Ateneo de Galicia’ in Mexico and ‘O Fogar Galego’; besides, he edited the magazine Saudade. In 1944, he participated as head of the Galician Party at Galeuzca Pact, taking part of the Consello de Galicia in Méjico. After the constitution of the Patronage of Galician Culture in Mexico that promoted the creation of the magazine Vieiros, Florencio Delgado took part in the edition of the magazine together with Carlos Velo and Luis Soto. In 1963, he published Galicia infinda and Cantaneras in 1981. Five years later, he published in Mexico his last books titled O soño dun guieiro.

 Other Interesting Aspects

In 1976 and 1981, he returned to Galicia to take up his post as a member of the Galician Academy and the Institute of Studies on Valdeorras.