Tomás Blanco (writer)

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Tomás Blanco
Born December 9, 1896
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died April 12, 1975
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Occupation Author and historian
Nationality Puerto Rican
Notable works Histórico de Puerto Rico and El Prejuicio Racial en Puerto Rico

Tomás Blanco (December 9, 1896 – April 12, 1975) was a Puerto Rican writer and historian.

Early years[edit]

Blanco (birth name: Tomás Blanco Geigel) [note 1] was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he received his primary and secondary education in Catholic schools. After graduating from high school, he went to the United States and enrolled in the Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. to study medicine. Blanco traveled throughout Europe and in Spain he began to develop his love for writing. Blanco wrote about literature, plus he was also a music critic.[1][2]

Written works[edit]

Blanco returned to Puerto Rico where he dedicated himself to write about Puerto Rican topics. His works are considered very important in the analysis of the "state" of the Puerto Rican culture in both the 19th century and 20th century.[2]

Among Blanco's most recognized works are Prontuario Histórico de Puerto Rico and El Prejuicio Racial en Puerto Rico (Racial Prejudice in Puerto Rico). He also wrote many novels and stories such as Los Aguinaldos del Infante (Christmas Stories for Children) and Cuentos Sin Ton Ni Son. Tomás Blanco died on April 12, 1975 in the city of San Juan.[1][2]


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    This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Blanco and the second or maternal family name is Giegel.

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  1. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  2. ^ a b c "Biografia de Tomás Blanco". Retrieved 2012-10-26. 

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