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Gaspar Marín

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Biographical details

Born in La Serena, Chile in 1772, in his youth he read Plutarco's Las Vidas. He admired Rousseau. He married Luisa Recabarren and introduced her to French literature. They held pro-independence tertulias in their home. Among their children was Mercedes Marín de Solar, who became a renowned poet. (Grez, 63-64.)

In October 1814 when the Spaniards overcame the patriots, Marín went into hiding. Luisa continued to live in their house, but slipped out at night to meet Marín. Eventually Marín went into exile across the Andes to Mendoza. Luisa's wealth was confiscated by the Spaniards. Patriots nonetheless continued to meet in her house to hear news of the exiles that was brought in letters from Marín to Recabarren. She also kept Marín informed about political developments. (Grez, 65.)

Life Events

Born 1772
Other 1814He went into hiding in Santiago and then to Mendoza as an exile.


Grez, Vicente, (1966), Las mujeres de la independencia


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