Arboleda, Julio ho͞o´lyō ärbōlā´ᵺä [key], 1817–61, Colombian poet and politician. A powerful political force, he was for a time imprisoned and then exiled. He returned to lead a revolt (1860) against Mosquera , was named president, but shortly thereafter was assassinated. He is best known as the author of the unfinished poem Gonzalo de Oyón, an epic of the Spanish conquest.
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