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Francisco Acuña de Figueroa

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Born in 1790, Uruguay, he was educated by Jesuits. A Monarchist, he wrote satires against the pro-independence groups. After independence he fled to Brazil, but was allowed to return and wrote the national anthem. He opposed the romantics in exile and after 1844 satirised them in a mock epic, La Malambrunada, the story of a war waged by an envious group of old women on young women. The old women are defeated and turned into frogs. He died in 1862. (Coaster, 169-171)

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Born 1790
Other 1844He satirised the exiled Argentine romantics after 1844.
Died 1862


Coester, Alfred, (1919), The Literary History of Spanish America


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