Gonzalo, Eloy

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Name
Gonzalo, Eloy Gender: M
born on 1 December 1868 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Peñafiel, Spain, 41n36, 4w07
Timezone LMT m4w07 (is local mean time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 09°24' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 25°09 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 24°56'



Eloy Gonzalo (Statue in El Rastro de Madrid)
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Biography

Spanish soldier, known as The Hero Cascorro (Spanish: El Héroe de Cascorro). In 1896 the Spanish army posted him to Cascorro, a garrison town in Cuba during the Spanish-Cuban war. On 5 October that year he volunteered to cross the Cuban line and set fire to a critical building. His actions earned him the status of national hero. He died from illness in Cuba on 18 June 1897.

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "War and Genocide in Cuba, 1895-1898" by John Lawrence Tone (2006), p. 3: "His mother, Luisa Garcia, deposited him at the door of an orphanage hours after bringing him into the world on December 1, 1868. The note she pinned to his clothes read simply: 'This boy was born at 6 AM. He is not baptized, and we pray you will name him Eloy Gonzalo Garcia, legitimate son of Luisa Garcia, unwed resident of Penafiel.'"

Categories

  • Vocation : Military : Military service
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Spanish war hero)