José Joaquin Olmedo

Olmedo, José Joaquin (hōsāˈ wäkēnˈ ōlmāˈħō) [key], 1780–1847, Ecuadorian statesman and poet. An ambassador to Paris and London after Ecuador's independence, Olmedo gained renown for his ode La Victoria de Junín [the victory at Junín] (1825), which glorified Simón Bolívar. His collected works in Spanish were published in 1977.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Latin American Literature: Biographies