Perucho Figueredo

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Perucho Figueredo
Perucho Figueredo.jpg
Postcard of Perucho Figueredo, c 1860s
Born (1818-02-18)18 February 1818
Bayamo, Cuba
Died 17 August 1870(1870-08-17) (aged 52)
Oriente Province, Cuba

Pedro Felipe Figueredo, (born 18 February 1818, Bayamo, Cuba – 17 August 1870 Santiago de Cuba) mostly known as Perucho was a Cuban poet, musician, and freedom fighter of the 19th century. In the 1860s, he was active in the planning of the Cuban uprising against the Spanish known as the Ten Years' War.

He wrote the Cuban national anthem, El Himno de Bayamo, in 1867.

He was captured during the war and executed on 17 August 1870.

His daughter Candelaria Figueredo became a hero of the uprising by carrying the new independent Cuban flag into battle at Bayamo in 1868.

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