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José Gualberto Padilla

Puerto Rican activist

Died when: 66 years 319 days (802 months)
Star Sign: Cancer


José Gualberto Padilla

Dr.José Gualberto Padilla (July 12, 1829 – May 26, 1896), also known as El Caribe, was a physician, poet, journalist, politician, and advocate for Puerto Rico's independence.

He suffered imprisonment and constant persecution by the Spanish Crown in Puerto Rico because his patriotic verses, social criticism and political ideals were considered a threat to Spanish Colonial rule of the island.

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