José Hernández


Born
in Argentina
November 10, 1834

Died
October 21, 1886

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José Hernández (born José Rafael Hernández y Pueyrredón) (November 10, 1834 – October 21, 1886) was an Argentine journalist, poet, and politician best known as the author of the epic poem Martín Fierro.
Hernández, whose ancestry was a mix of Spanish, Irish, and French, was born on a farm near San Martín (Buenos Aires Province). His father was a butler or foreman of a series of cattle ranches. His career was to be an alternation between stints on the Federal side in the civil wars of Argentina and Uruguay and life as a newspaperman, a short stint as an employee of a commercial firm, and a period as stenographer to the legislature of the Confederation.
Hernández founded the newspaper El Río de la Plata, which advocated local autonomy, abolition
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“Los hermanos sean unidos
porque esa es la ley primera;
tengan unión verdadera
en cualquier tiempo que sea,
porque si entre ellos pelean
los devoran los de afuera.”
José Hernández, Martín Fierro

“it was really something
to slip into your woman's arms
and go to sleep like real people”
José Hernández, El Gaucho Martin Fierro

“La desgracia tiene hijos
aunque ella no tiene madre”
José Hernández, Martín Fierro

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