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(real name Gabriel de la Concepción Valdés). Born Mar. 18, 1809, in Havana; died June 28, 1844, in Matanzas. Cuban poet.

In the mid-1830’s, Plácido joined the circle of romantic poets headed by D. Delmonte y Aponte. His verses are rich in national motifs and are imbued with democratism and love of freedom. Spanish colonial authorities had Plácido shot because he was suspected of conspiring with Negroes against slavery.


Poesías completas. Havana, 1886.
Poesías selectas. Havana, 1930.
In Russian translation:
[Poems.] In Kubinskaia poeziia. Moscow, 1959.
[Poems.] In Soldaty svobody. Moscow, 1963.


Goncharova, T. “Patrioticheskaia lirika Plasido.” In Formirovanie natsional’nykh literatur Latinskoi Ameriki. Moscow, 1970.
Figarola Caneda, D. Plácido, poeta cubano. Havana, 1922.
Franco, J. L. Plácido, una polémica que tiene años y otros ensayos. [Havana, 1964.]


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