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Adela Zamudio

Deceased Person from Bolivia

Adela Zamudio Paz Juana Plácida Adela Rafaela Zamudio Ribero, or more popularly known as Adela Zamudio (1854-1928) was a Bolivian poet, feminist, and educator. She is considered the most famous Bolivian poet, and is credited as founding the country's feminist movement. In her writing, she also used the pen-name Soledad. Adela Zamudio was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in 1854, to an upper-class family. She attended a public elementary school and was also tutored by her father, Don Adolfo Zamudio and her mother, Doña Modesta Ribero de Zamudio. As a teacher, Zamudio taught at Escuela San Alberto, and later became a director of a girls' high school, which later became known as Liceo Adela Zamudio. Her poetry and fiction dealt primarily with the social struggles of Bolivia, often with a romantic feeling invoked towards revolution. Non-religious, her writing was highly intellectual. She published her first poem, Two Roses, when she was 15, but did not publish her first book until 20 years later. In 1926 she was awarded the Bolivian Crown of Distinction award. Her pseudonym, Soledad (English: Solitude), was used by her to reflect her often lonely and misunderstood self, who sought to escape conservative  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1854-10-11
Place of birth
Cochabamba
Nationality
Bolivia
Profession
Writer

Death

Date of death
1928-06-02
Place of death
Cochabamba

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