José María Aguirre

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Major General José María Aguirre (died Jaruco, 1896) was a Cuban soldier in the Cuban War of Independence (1895–1898), the last of three liberation wars that Cuba fought against Spain. He was with Enrique Collazo connected with the newspaper Protesta.[1] After being wounded in 1896 he died of pneumonia out in the lomas of Jaruco.[2][3] The José María Aguirre T9 medical school is named in his honour.


  1. ^ John Lawrence Tone War And Genocide in Cuba, 1895-1898 2006 - Page 43 "The newspaper La Protesta, connected to revolutionary leaders Enrique Collazo and José María Aguirre, published calls to rebellion in the days leading up to Baire.
  2. ^ Lillian Guerra The Myth of José Martí Page 48 2005 "Rebel officers like General José María Aguirre concurred: “The most grave, sad and painful news that we have received so far has been that of the death of Martí."
  3. ^ Horatio Seymour Rubens Liberty, the Story of Cuba 1970 Page 275 "General Jose Maria Aguirre, Alejandro Rodriguez and the fiery youths, ..."