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Childhood and maturity
1902 Birth of Dulce María, daughter of Enrique Loynaz del Castillo, general of the Liberation Army of Cuba during the war of independence against Spain (1895-98).
Marriage to Palbo
Silent Years
1904 Birth of brother Enrique
Fame
1906

Birth of brother Carlos Manuel

1908

Birth of sister Flor {Video Link: her childhood [512K] [56K]}

1919

First poems published in Havana periodical

Visited the U.S.

1920
1926 Her work is included in the book La poesía moderna en Cuba (Modern Poetry in Cuba)
1927 Received Doctorate of Civil Law from University of Havana
1928 Began to write her novel Jardín (Garden)
1929 Visited Turkey, Syria, Libya, Palestine and Egypt. Wrote "Carta de Amor al Rey Tut-Ank-Amen (Love Letter to King Tutankhamen)" in Luxor.
{Video Link: Tutankhamen [512K] [56K]}
{Audio Link: The Love Letter to King Tutankhamen}
1930 Met Federico García Lorca {Video Link: Lorca [512K] [56K]}
1935
Completed her novel Jardín
1937
Married her cousin Enrique de Quesada y Loynaz.
1938 First edition of Versos, 1920-1938 (Poems, 1920-1938) published in Havana. "Carta de Amor al Rey Tut-Ank-Amen (Love Letter to King Tutankhamen)" published in the magazine Gráfos.
1943 Divorced Enrique de Quesada y Loynaz.