Tuesday 27 May 2008


He was born in Las Palmas of Gran Canaria in 1838. He lived his first youth Tenerife, Later, he came into la Academia de Infantería de Toledo in 1852 and then he participated in War of Africa between 1859 and 1860.

He got “La Cruz Laureada” of San Fernando for his good action.
Later, he had different destinations in the peninsula, Santo Domingo and Cuba until he left the army for his opposition to the executions of students in 1871.

During the first Spanish republic was a Member of Parliament, Civil Government in Madrid and Minister of the War in Pi and Maragall government.

His life and his work were in order to defend his ideas and he was worried about the union between Canary Islands. Later, he was deported and exiled and then, he lived in Portugal, Cuba and France.

From 1903 to 1905, he was Member of Parliament again. Also, he developed a large literary activity over all like a poet.

He died in Paris in August of 1921.

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