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He was notably the author of ´Los tres gauchos orientales´, depicting rural life in 19th century Uruguay. He was also responsible for other writings of a more maritime theme.
Uruguayan Civil War; political associations
In his youth Lussich fought as a supporter of Aparicio Saravia, a Blanco leader in the intermittent 19th century Uruguayan Civil War ("Blanco" refers to "Partido Blanco", which is Spanish for "White Party").
Lussich later established quite cordial relations with Uruguay´s Colorado Party leaders, receiving Colorado Presidents Claudio Wílliman and Baltasar Brum as guests at Punta Ballena ("Colorado" refers to "Partido Colorado", which is Spanish for "Red Party).
On 5 October 1896 he acquired 4,447 acres (18 km2) of uninhabited land at Punta Ballena. At this location he started his masterpiece, the creation of the Arboretum Lussich, a huge natural botany garden.
He owned part of his father's maritime rescue enterprise which he sold in 1917 so he could dedicate his full-time to his passion.
He died in 1928 in the city of Punta del Este.
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