Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Eugenio María de Hostos

  Eugenio María de Hostos was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico on January 11, 1839. He was an educator, philosopher, novelist and patriot. Known as "El Ciudadano de América" (Citizen of America ) for dedicating his life to the struggle from emancipation of Puerto Rico and unity of the West Indies.

His works span various subjects from politics, education, sociology, law, criticism, biography and literature occupying some twenty volumes.

In 1879  he established residence in Santo Domingo, where in 1880 he founded the first teachers school. Hostos returned to Puerto Rico after the U.S. invasion in 1898. Once on the island he devoted all his energies to unifying his compatriots in their struggles against U.S. imperialism. His efforts would eventually fail but his works, his life, his humanitarianism and patriotism would make him an immortal.

Eugenio María de Hostos died on August 11, 1903 in the Dominican Republic.

"I wish that they will say: In that island (Puerto Rico) a man was born who loved truth, desired justice, and worked for the good of men." -Eugenio María de Hostos



  1. Me alegra saber que alguien mas se acordo de Hostos durante estos dias.

  2. ....y tu alegria se aprecia aquí. Gracias.