Pedro Albizu Campos

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Birthday
12, 1891
Birthplace
Puerto Rico
Death Date
Apr 21, 1965 (73)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
12, 1891
Birthplace
Puerto Rico
Death Date
Apr 21, 1965 (73)

About

Puerto Rican attorney and politician known for spearheading the Puerto Rican Independence movement and founding the Knights of Columbus. Throughout Puerto Rico he is honored with schools named after him, and in Salinas he has a statue erected in his honor.

Before Fame

He was the first Puerto Rican to graduate from Harvard Law School and became president of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party in 1930.

Trivia

He was arrested and imprisoned twice for attempting to overthrow the United States government in Puerto Rico, being pardoned only six months before his death.

Family Life

He married Dr. Laura Meneses in 1922 and the couple had four children.

Associated With

He met with Rabindranath Tagore to discuss the Indian independence movement and used it as a model.