José Martí

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Birthday
28, 1853
Birthplace
Havana, Cuba
Death Date
May 19, 1895 (42)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
28, 1853
Birthplace
Havana, Cuba
Death Date
May 19, 1895 (42)

About

Cuban modernist writer and national hero whose newspaper, Patria, was instrumental in the campaign for Cuban Independence from Spain. His major works include 10 de Octubre (1869), Ismaelillo (1882), and La edad de oro (1889).

Before Fame

He was arrested by the Spanish government on the charge of treason when he was just sixteen years old. He later received his law degree from the Universidad Literaria.

Trivia

He has been called the "Apostle of Cuban Independence."

Family Life

He was born in Havana, Cuba and grew up with seven younger sisters. He later married Carmen Zayas Bazan and had a son named Jose Francisco Marti.

Associated With

He and Oscar Hijuelos were both writers of Cuban descent.