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Francisco Bilbao
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1823
Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
Death: Feb. 18, 1865
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Writer and politician, for his liberal ideas he was called the Apostle of Freedom. In 1844 the publication of the article "Chilean Sociability" generated a great scandal, and Chilean courts saw it as immoral and blasphemous. He moved to Paris where he came into contact with Lamennais, Michelet, and especially with Edgar Quinet. His criticism to the Catholic religion, particularly its "Bulletins of the Spirit" (1850), cost him be excommunicated. He took part in the failed mutiny of April 20, 1851, in Santiago. He fled to Peru, where he remained for some time before traveling to Europe for the second time (1855 to 1857), and then settle in Argentina. In his later years he devoted himself to writing. After diving off the Rio de la Plata and save a drowning woman, tuberculosis which affected him deteriorated health and died. 
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  Pilar Guido y Spano de Bilbao (1825 - 1919)
Monumento a Francisco Bilbao
Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
Plot: DEFINITIVE BURIAL SITE since August 27, 1998.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Errete
Record added: May 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52826797
Francisco Bilbao
Added by: Errete
Francisco Bilbao
Added by: Errete
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