Joaquin Murrieta

Deceased Person from Chile,Mexico

Joaquin Murrieta Joaquin Carrillo Murrieta (sometimes spelled Murieta or Murietta) (c. 1829 – c. July 25, 1853), also called the Mexican or Chilean Robin Hood or the Robin Hood of El Dorado, was an infamous figure in California during the California Gold Rush of the 1850s. Depending on the point of view, he was considered an infamous bandit or a Mexican patriot. Controversy surrounds the figure of Joaquin Murrieta: who he was, what he did, and many of his life's events. This is summarized by the words of historian Susan Lee Johnson: "So many tales have grown up around Murrieta that it is hard to disentangle the fabulous from the factual. There seems to be a consensus that Anglos drove him from a rich mining claim, and that, in rapid succession, his wife was raped, his half-brother lynched, and Murrieta himself horse-whipped. He may have worked as a monte dealer for a time; then, according to whichever version one accepts, he became either a horse trader and occasional horse thief, or a bandit." John Rollin Ridge, grandson of the Cherokee leader Major Ridge, wrote a dime novel about Murrieta; the fictional biography contributed to his legend, especially as it was translated into various European  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Robin Hood of El Dorado,Joaquin Carrillo Murieta,Joaquin Carrillo Murietta,Mexican or Chilean Robin Hood,Joaquin Carrillo Murrieta
Date of birth
Place of birth
Rosa Feliz


Date of death
Cause of death
Place of death
San Benito County

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