[Image of: RSS Feed Icon] Toggle page view between regular and printer-friendly

Person Detail: Jose Julian Marti

Is this YOU? Click here to request an update to your information.

General Information:
Full Name: Jose Julian Marti
Editor, publisher, poet. Very important Cuban national leader, forerunner of the modernista movement in Hispanic literature, as well as the organizer and moving spirit of the second war of independence, which merged with the Spanish-American war and ended with the establishment of Cuban freedom. The pre-Castro Republic of Cuba owed its existence to MartÍ more than to any other single man. He remains one of the greatest men Latin America has produced. Imprisoned at age 16 for espousing independence during the rebellion of 1868, MartÍ was exiled to Spain, where he studied law for a time. He wrote constantly, always with the cause of Cuban freedom uppermost in his mind. He moved to New York City in 1881, and began the final crusade for Cuban independence, publishing "La Patria," a periodical devoted to Cuban interests. At the outbreak of the revolution on 1895, which he had largely inspired, he insisted on accompanying Gen. MÁximo GÓmez to Cuba. He was killed soon after a skirmish with Spanish troops. In addition to his own voluminous writing (essays, political tracts, literary criticism, newspaper articles, biographical sketches), MartÍ edited Cuban nationalist newspapers, journals, etc. His poems collected in "Ismaelilla" (1882) and "Versos Sencillos" (1891). His writings were collected in 73 volumes as "Obras completas" (Havana 1936-1953).
Author's Timeline:
1881 New York County
Moved to New York City, NY 
1853 (Unknown) County
1895 (Unknown) County
1882 (Unknown) County
1891 (Unknown) County
"Versos Sencillos"
1936 (Unknown) County
"Obras completas"
Writings. (Havana 1936-1953).  

Featured Events

Browse the NY Literary Events Calendar »
Browse the NY Special Events Calendar »
Browse National Recurring Events »

Explore New York
Albany Allegany Broome Cattaraugus Cayuga Chautauqua Chemung Chenango Clinton Columbia Cortland Delaware Dutchess Erie Essex Essex Franklin Fulton Genesee Greene Hamilton Herkimer Jefferson Lewis Livingston Madison Monroe Montgomery Nassau Niagara Oneida Onondaga Ontario Orange Orleans Oswego Otsego Otsego Putnam Rensselaer Rockland St. Lawrence Saratoga Schenectady Schoharie Schuyler Seneca Steuben Suffolk Sullivan Tioga Tompkins Ulster Warren Washington Wayne Westchester Wyoming Yates See NYC Lit Map Bishop, Elizabeth Cornplanter, Jesse Melville, Herman Clemens (Mark Twain), Samuel Cooper, James Fenimore Gardner, John Barnes, Djuna Harte, Francis Brett Douglass, Frederick Whitman, Walt Paine, Thomas Nabokov, Vladimir Millay, Edna St. Vincent Ali, Agha Shahid View NYC Lit Map Go to home page View NYSCA website
Bronx County New York County (Manhattan) Queens County Kings County (Brooklyn) Richmond County (Staten Island) Poe, Edgar Allan Kubrick, Stanley Hart, Moss Moore, Marianne Craig Kang, Younghill Stein, Gertrude Corso, Gregory Da Ponte, Lorenzo de Burgos, Julia Singer, Isaac Bashevis Hansberry, Lorraine Parker, Dorothy McCarthy, Mary Schomburg, Arthur A. Baldwin, James Cather, Willa Sibert View NYS Lit Map Go to home page View NYSCA website
[Please Wait Spinner] Please Wait...