Salvador Galo Anselmo Dalí i Domènech was born to Felipa Domènech i Ferrés and Salvador Dalí i Cusí on October 12, 1901, in the town of Figueres in Catalonia, Spain. The couple's firstborn child, he showed signs of great precociousness, but his potential was tragically cut short. Little Salvador fell sick with gastroenteritis and died just two months shy of his second birthday. His parents were devastated but, in their grief, conceived another child. On May 11, 1904, only nine months and 10 days after the death of their son, a second boy entered this world. His name? Also Salvador.