Zorrilla de San Martín, Juan
|Birthname||Juan Pablo Zorrilla de San Martín|
|born on||28 December 1855 at 02:20 (= 02:20 AM )|
|Place||Montevideo, Uruguay, 34s53, 56w11|
|Timezone||LMT m56w11 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||06°00' 00°48 Asc. 27°53'|
Uruguayan epic poet, referred to as the "National Poet of Uruguay" and featured on the 20-peso note. Two of his most famous poems are "Tabaré" (the national poem for Uruguayans) and "La leyenda patria" (The Fatherland Legend). He also wrote the "Hymn to the Tree" (Himno al Arbol), a well-known Spanish poem later made into a song in several Latin-American countries.
As a political figure Juan Zorrilla de San Martín served as a Deputy for Montevideo from 1888 to 1891 and served as Ambassador over several periods.
He died on 3 November 1931, aged 75, in Montevideo.
The internationally well known sculptor José Luis Zorrilla de San Martín was his son and the father of internationally known actress China Zorrilla.
Sy Scholfield cites birth record quoted in Obras escogidas by Juan Zorrilla de San Martín (Aguilar, 1967), p. 38: "El 28 de diciembre de 1855 nació su primer hijo, Juan Pablo, el futuro poeta, que fue bautizado el 12 de enero siguiente ... Yo el infrascrito Cura Rector de esta Iglesia Matriz, bauticé solemnemente en ella a Juan Pablo, que nació en veinte y ocho del mes pasado a las dos y veinte minutos de la mañana, hijo legitimo de don Juan M. Zorrilla de San Martín español y de doña Alejandrina Pozo oriental.
(Translation: On 28 December 1855, his first son was born, Juan Pablo, the future poet, who was baptized on the following 12 January ... I, the undersigned Cura Rector of this Mother Church, solemnly baptized Juan Pablo, who was born the twenty-eighth of last month at two- twenty in the morning, legitimate son of Don Juan M. Zorrilla de San Martin Spanish and Dona Alejandrina Pozo Oriental).
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Sixteen)
- Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
- Vocation : Politics : Diplomat
- Vocation : Politics : Public office
- Vocation : Writers : Poet
- Notable : Famous : Historic figure ("National Poet of Uruguay")