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  1. Biography of Mariano Azuela
  2. Biography of Lucio Anneo Seneca
  3. Biography of Ramón Power y Giralt
  4. Biography of Arturo Uslar Pietri

Biography of Mariano Azuela

(1873/01/01 - 1952/03/01)

Mariano Azuela
Mexican writer
Was born on January 1, 1873 in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco.
In Guadalajara, he studied until graduating as a physician. He started writing under the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz.
His first novel was María Luisa (1907), subsequently appears: Andrés Pérez, maderista (1911). He was appointed political Chief of Lagos and later director of education in Jalisco. The fall of Madero, Azuela joined the revolutionary forces of Julián Medina as medical officer and writes those of down (1915), the novel which gave it popularity. With the malhora (1923), revenge (1925), La Luciérnaga (1932) begins a period of avant-garde experimentation. Subsequently publishes Regina Landa (1941), new bourgeoisie (1944), the Ilegales (1944) and the Shrew woman (1946), among others.
In 1949, he received the National prize for literature.
Mariano Azuela died in the City of Mexico, on March 1, 19

Biography of Lucio Anneo Seneca

(Unknown - Unknown)

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Latin philosopher
4 BC in Corduba today born Córdoba, Spain. His father was the rhetorical framework (Lucio) Roman Annaeus, better known as Seneca the elder.
He was educated in Rome where he received a broad education, will serve as lawyer and after being appointed Quaestor enters the Roman Senate. He married twice, the second with Pompeii Paulina.
His oratorical skills attracted the jealousy of the Emperor Caligula is considered the best speaker of the Empire, and was only freed of dying from consumption who suffered that they did think that you would live little.
After studying of rhetoric and philosophy in Rome, Seneca, is deeply influenced by the teachings of the stoic, whose doctrine would develop in the future. In 49 A.d. Seneca became praetor and was appointed tutor of Nero, adopted son of the Emperor Claudio. When Claudio, dies at 54, Nero is the new emperor. The moderation of the first five years of its mandate largely resulted from the influence of Seneca and sixth Afrânio donkey (died in the year 62), head of the Praetorian guard.
Towards the year 62, Seneca lost its influence over the emperor. After the death of Agrippina, Nero was delivered to all sorts of excesses and soon showed indifference towards his master. The good fortune that Seneca had managed to accumulate aroused the jealousy of Nero, who tried to unsuccessfully poison him. Away from public life, Seneca was fully dedicated to writing and to study philosophy.
In the year 65 was involved in a conspiracy to assassinate Nero, led by the plebeian Gaius Calpurnius Piso. By order of the Emperor, 65 A.d. in Rome committed suicide after a banquet calmly chatting with some people while leaving blood in his veins. His wife Paulina wanted to imitate his example and commit suicide also, but the Emperor did not allow it and ordered that wounds restañasen you.

Biography of Ramón Power y Giralt

(1775/10/07 - 1813/06/10)

Ramón Power y Giralt
Puerto Rican politician
He was born on October 7, 1775 in San Juan (Puerto Rico).
When he was twelve he moved to Bilbao, Spain, where he attended high school. Five years later, he joined the Spanish Navy in Cádiz, which reached the rank of Lieutenant of the frigate.
He highlighted his performance in the service of the Spanish Navy in 1808, when he blocked the city of Santo Domingo to rescue it from the French who occupied the Spanish part of the island. By this time, it took place the battle of Palo Hincado, culminating with the surrender of the troops enemy and the recovery of the Spanish. When he returned to Spain he began to serve as Deputy to Cortes by Puerto Rico, a position that was elected by his fellow countrymen. He became the Vice President of the Spanish courts; in his role he managed the abolition of the absolute powers, the creation of the Administration for Puerto Rico and the empowerment of the ports of Aguadilla, Fajardo, Ponce and Mayagüez.
Ramón Power died in Cádiz on June 10, 1813, due to yellow fever.

Biography of Arturo Uslar Pietri

(1906/05/16 - 2001/02/26)

Arturo Uslar Pietri
Writer and Venezuelan politician
He was born on May 16, 1906 in Caracas, Venezuela, in the bosom of a family's lineage.
He took a degree in Political science and economics and served as Minister of education (1939-1941) and of finance (1939-1941), as well as exercise as Editor of the Education Act in his country known as "Law Uslar Pietri" (1940).
When the President Medina fell defeated, he was imprisoned and banished to the United States. In 1958 he returned to Venezuela, but he was again arrested by dictator Pérez Jiménez. In 1963 it was presented to the candidacy for President. Is member of various academies, including the language; they have been awarded important prizes, including the National award of his country in 1954 and the Prince of Asturias of letters in Spain in 1990.
In his long life he published fifty novels, short stories, essays, poetry and newspaper articles. His work highlights the novel historical Las lanzas coloradas (1931) his most universal novel, of which have been edited two million copies. It tells us the events in the war of independence of Venezuela through the experiences of a sympathizer agricultural owner of Simón Bolívar and a foreman who supports the cause of the Spaniards. The rejection of the Venezuelan author to convey simple messages and to structure its work training purposes, makes it especially unconventional. After some time appeared a portrait in geography (1962), which portrays the Venezuelan society that manages to convey to the reader human alienation through the impressions that a newly released political prisoner is doing the new social landscape that is to their release from prison.
His stories coined the definition of magic realism. He published a collection of short stories, thirty men and their shadows, in 1949.
Uslar Pietri cultivated also literary essay as a brief history of the American novel (1955), in search of the new world (1969), brick facades, dates and chips (1985) or Godos, insurgentes and visionary (1986). The man that I'm being, book that collects much of his poetry appeared in 1986.
Arturo Uslar Pietri died on February 26, 2001 at his home in Caracas urbanization of La Florida.