Ángel Guimerá

Ángel Guimerá is a key figure in the history of Catalan and Spanish theatre. Though born in Santa Cruz in 1845, he departed for Catalonia in 1854 and never returned. He was an acclaimed dramatist and poet and wrote a wealth of pieces in Catalan. Santa Cruz de Tenerife's main theatre, the oldest in the Canary Islands, is named after him.