Guillermo Moncada

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Guillermo Moncada
José Guillermo Moncada Veranes.jpg
Born(1841-06-25)June 25, 1841
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
DiedApril 5, 1895(1895-04-05) (aged 53)
Alto Songo, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Allegiance Cuba
Service/branchArmy
RankGeneral officer
Battles/warsTen Years' War
Cuban War of Independence

Guillermo Moncada (nicknamed "Guillermón" since his childhood, due to his large size) was one of 29 Cuban generals in the Cuban War of Independence.

He was born in Santiago on June 25, 1841.[1] A former carpenter, he later became a black folk hero, renowned for ending the business of slavehunter Miguel Pérez Céspedes.[2]

He died in 1895 of tuberculosis in his camp in Joturito, Mucaral, municipality of Alto Songo, Santiago de Cuba after years of spending in harsh Spanish prisons.

The Moncada Barracks and Estadio Guillermón Moncada were both named in his honour.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sitio Web de Cubavision Internacional (De la Prensa) Archived 2008-04-02 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Godfried, Eugène (May 2005). "Guillermón Moncada and the Defeat of 'Rancheador' - Slavehunter - Miguel Pérez Céspedes Of Guantánamo". afrocubaweb.com. AfroCubaWeb, S.A. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  • Abelardo Padrón Valdez. Guillermón Moncada. Vida y hazañas de un general. Editorial Letras Cubanas, 1980.