By Ivan A. Castro
Meet a hundred Hispanics from all over the world and all through historical past who've lived striking lives. This advisor covers renowned celebrities, equivalent to actress Rita Moreno, activist César Chavéz, and musician Pablo Casals in addition to extra imprecise members, comparable to Ellen Ochoa (inventor and primary Hispanic girl astronaut), Agustin Lara (a popular Mexican composer), and Jose Capablanca (one of the best chess gamers of all times). lots of those contributors have made major contributions to technology, literature, politics, and different fields of human endeavour. a few extra infamous, yet both attention-grabbing characters are integrated in addition. short biographical sketches are observed by way of bibliographies of assets, the place readers can locate additional info. Grades 6-12.
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While there, he wrote his first book, Vidas Sombrı´as (Gloomy Lives). Back in Madrid in 1887, Baroja and one of his brothers took over as managers of an aunt’s bakery. The bakery did not do well, and neither did Baroja’s career as a doctor. In what may be considered fits of depression, he would close himself up in the attic of his house to write. A few years later, in 1902, he published one of his best-known novels, Aventuras, inventos, y mixtificaciones de Silvestre Paradox (The Adventures, Inventions, and Hoaxes of Silvester Paradox).
Wrote a twenty-two-volume family history that is considered a narrative classic. • Admitted to the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language in 1934. Important Contributions Pı´ o Baroja was perhaps the most accomplished Spanish writer of his generation. His anarchist, anti-clerical views still permeate the attitudes and outlook of much of modern Spain. Career Path Pı´ o Baroja y Nessi considered himself a hypersensitive, mentally unbalanced person. Since he never went to a psychoanalyst, we will never know.
Liberated Colombia in 1819, and established La Gran Colombia (Greater Colombia). • Liberated Venezuela and Ecuador and annexed their territories into Greater Colombia. • Became dictator of Peru´ in 1824. Important Contributions Under Simo´n Bolı´ var’s leadership, the Spanish rulers of South America were forever defeated, and five modern-day countries gained independence. In Greater Colombia he established a large country that rivaled any world power in land mass and population. But, alas, his dictatorial powers and regionalist sentiments splintered the region into what are today the nations of Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, and Ecuador.
100 Hispanics You Should Know by Ivan A. Castro