The Nobel Prize in Literature 1922
Spanish dramatist. In happy manner he continued the illustrious traditions of the Spanish drama. Chiefly writer of comedies of manners and of one-act farces. Upon pediatrician father, at death, leaving comfortable income, he abandoned law studies.
"You meet the warrior when in battle but it is not until victory that you meet the gentleman".
Jacinto Benavente age less than 41yrs. , before 1908. Author: Christian Franzen, Danish-born diplomat and photographer, operator of a photo studio in Madrid, Spain. Source: Spanish magazine Actualidades collection/Wikimedia Commons.
Jacinto Benavente 4th from left. Spanish actress Rosario Pino surrounded by playwrights in a hall of the Princess Theatre to mark the farewell function for her. 1914. Author: Not stated. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Jacinto Benavente y Martínez, 1923. Press photograph from George Grantham Bain collection. Source: Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons.
Scene of the premiere of the play 'When the children of Eve are not the children of Adam', by Jacinto Benavente. Source: Mundo Gráfico Magazine, Madrid, Spain, 1931-11-11/Wikimedia Commons.
Jacinto Benavente. Author: Ramon Casas i Carbó, Spanish painter. Source: National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona/Wikimedia Commons.
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Name: Jacinto Benavente
Birth: 12 August 1866, Madrid, Spain
Death: 14 July 1954, Madrid, Spain
Residence at the time of the award: Spain
Prize motivation: "for the happy manner in which he has continued the illustrious traditions of the Spanish drama"