Víctor Manuel Albornoz

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Víctor Manuel Albornoz Cabanilla (Lima, March 23, 1896 – Cuenca, October 26, 1975) was an Ecuadorian writer, poet, biographer, and historian.

Biography[edit]

Albornoz was born in Lima, Peru on March 23, 1896. His father was from Ambato, Ecuador, and his mother was from Lima, Peru. At a young age he moved permanently to Cuenca, Ecuador, where he completed all of his primary and secondary education.

He helped initiate journalism in Cuenca and founded the newspaper La Crónica.[1]

On August 16, 1966 he was recognized as an Ecuadorian citizen according to Act No. 122 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, because his father was Ecuadorian.[2]

In 1947 he was one of the founding members of the House of Ecuadorian Culture. He was also a member of the Ecuadorian Academy of Language.

He died on October 26, 1975 of a brain hemorrhage.

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Leticia Peralta Rosales, with whom he had 4 children.

Works[edit]

Poetry

  • “Ojos en Extasis”
  • “Jardín sin Sol”
  • “La Llaga de Job”

Biography

  • “Fray Vicente Solano” (1942)
  • “Rafael María Arízaga” (1949)
  • “Antonio Vega Muñoz” (1957)
  • “Semblanza de Octavio Cordero Palacios” (1958)
  • “Alberto Muñoz Vernaza” (1969)

History

  • “Monografía Histórica del Cantón Girón” (1935)
  • “Fundación de la Ciudad de Cuenca de América” (1941)
  • “La Independencia de Cuenca” (1943)
  • “La Antigua Tomebamba y Cuenca que Nace” (1946)
  • “Cuenca a Través de Cuatro Siglos” (1959–60)
  • “Acotaciones a las Relaciones Geográficas de Indias Concernientes a la Gobernación de Cuenca” (1951).

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