Emilia Pardo Bazan (1851 - 1921) was born in Galicia. She began writing at an early age. Emilia was a writer, journalist, poet and political activist. She inherited her Father's title 'Countess' when her Father died.
Emilia died in Madrid in 1921.
Spain was neutral during the First World War. However, German soldiers were interned in Spanish New Guinea from 1915.