José Martí





José Martí

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born
in La Habana, Cuba
January 28, 1853

died
May 19, 1885

gender
male

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About this author

Born José Julián Martí y Pérez, he was a Cuban nationalst leader and an important figure in Latin American literature. During his short life he was a poet, an essayist, a journalist, a revolutionary philosopher, a professor, and a political theorist. Through his writings and political activity, he became a symbol for Cuba's bid for independence against Spain in the 19th century, and is referred to as El Apóstol; "Apostle of Cuban Independence". He also fought against the threat of United States expansionism into Cuba.


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More books by José Martí…
“The first duty of a man is to think for himself”
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“We light the oven so that everyone may bake bread in it.”
José Martí, Nuestra America y Otros Escritos

“A child who does not think about what happens around him and is content with living without wondering whether he lives honestly is like a man who lives from a scoundrel's work and is on the road to being a scoundrel.”
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