Antenor Orrego

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Antenor Orrego Espinoza (22 May 1892 – 17 July 1960) was a Peruvian writer and political philosopher[1] of Basque ancestry. He was a member of the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (APRA). The Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego (Antenor Orrego Private University), founded in Trujillo, Peru in 1988, is named for him.[2]

Antenor Orrego was born in 1892 to José Asunción Orrego and Victoria Espinoza Villanueva in the Santa Cruz Province of the Cajamarca Region of Peru. He died in Lima, Peru in 1960.[3]

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  1. ^ Jussi Pakkasvirta (January 1997). "Nationalism and Continentalism in Latin American History". University of Helsinki. Antenor Orrego, a Peruvian philosopher, went back to the indigenous past. He argued, this time against arielism, that European traditions in Latin America have been even more destructive for the well-being of the continent than US imperialism. Orrego rejected 'intellectual Eurocentrism' by emphasizing that European decadence and vices have to be replaced by 'authentic americanism', which is not only indigenismo but also a synthesis of different continental (non-European) cultural and intellectual elements. 
  2. ^ Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego Archived 12 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine. website.
  3. ^ Antenor Orrego, 1892–1960: El amauta del humanismo indoamericano (Biography) (in Spanish).