Pedro Medina Avendaño

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Pedro Medina Avendaño
Born (1915-09-14) 14 September 1915 (age 101)
Cómbita, Boyacá, Colombia
Died 31 August 2012(2012-08-31) (aged 96)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Occupation Lawyer, Political Scientist, writer
Language Spanish language
Nationality Colombian
Alma mater National University of Colombia
Genre Lyric poetry
Notable works Anthem of Bogotá, Anthem of Boyacá
Notable awards Civil Order of Merit
Rank of Grand District Cross
- City of Bogotá, 2002
Spouse Sofia Torres Remolina
(1944—2012)

Pedro Medina Avendaño (14 September 1915 – 31 August 2012[1]) was a Colombian lawyer and poet, author of the Anthem of Bogotá and the Anthem of Boyacá, he was also known as the "Poet of the Anthems".[2]

Medina, son of Pedro Medina Niño and Carmen Avendaño,[2] married Sofia Torres Remolina in 1944. He attended school in Tunja at the Colegio Salesiano, and later attended the National University of Colombia, where he received a Doctorate of Laws, Political Science and Social Sciences, specialized in Penal and Administrative law.[3]

In addition to authoring the anthems of Bogotá[4] and Boyacá,[5] he has composed the anthems of his native city of Cómbita,[6] and Sogamoso,[7] as well as the anthems of other institutions such as the anthem of Tunja's Lawyers Club,[8] the anthem of the Colombian Liberal Party,[9] the anthems of the Universidad Libre,[10] La Gran Colombia University,[11] Central University[12] and the Colegio Mayor of Cundinamarca University,[13] among many more. For his contributions, the City of Bogotá awarded Medina the Civil Order of Merit "City of Bogotá" in the rank of Grand District Cross for Distinguished Merit.[3]

Works[edit]

  • Selección Poética [Poetic Selection]. Tunja: Academía Boyacense de Historia. 1994. OCLC 253576408. 
  • Las Breves Horas [The Short Hours]. Bogotá: Comercial Moderna. OCLC 14056639. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Murió Pedro Medina Avendaño, compositor del himno de Bogotá". RCN Radio. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  2. ^ a b Moreno Rojas, Samuel (6 August 2009). "Homenaje al autor del himno de Bogotá, "El Poeta de los Himnos"". Bogotá: Blog Samu[El]Alcalde. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  3. ^ a b Mockus Šivickas, Antanas; Soraya Montoya Gonzalez (21 November 2002). "Decreto 470 de 2002". Bogotá: Alcaldía Mayor de Bogotá. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  4. ^ "El Himno de Bogotá". Alcaldía de Bogotá. 9 April 2006. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  5. ^ Ocampo López, Javier. El imaginario en Boyacá: la identidad del pueblo boyacense y su proyección en la simbología regional. Vol.1. District University of Bogotá. p. 57. ISBN 978-958-9160-89-3. OCLC 318241361. 
  6. ^ "Información general-Símbolos". Alcaldía de Cómbita. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  7. ^ "Información general-Símbolos". Alcaldía de Sogamoso. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  8. ^ Chamié, Katya (6 August 2008). "El Hombre Del Himno". El Tiempo. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  9. ^ Pinzón de Lewin, Patricia (1987). Los partidos políticos colombianos : (estatutos, reglamentos, programas). Bogotá: FESCOL. OCLC 18573079. 
  10. ^ "Símbolos". Universidad Libre. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  11. ^ "Heráldica Grancolombiana". La Gran Colombia University. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  12. ^ "Himno Universidad Central" (PDF). Universidad Central. p. 1. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  13. ^ "Símbolos". Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca. Retrieved 2010-02-04.