Olmedo, José Joaquin

Olmedo, José Joaquin

Olmedo, José Joaquin (hōsāˈ wäkēnˈ ōlmāˈᵺō), 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.
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