Olmedo, José Joaquin

Olmedo, José Joaquin

(hōsā` wäkēn` ōlmā`thō), 1780–1847, Ecuadorian statesman and poet. An ambassador to Paris and London after Ecuador's independence, Olmedo gained renown for his ode La Victoria de Junín [the victory at Junín] (1825), which glorified Simón Bolívar. His collected works in Spanish were published in 1977.