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ROJAS, Juan Ramgn, Argentine poet, born in Buenos Ayres in 1784; died at sea, 9 September, 1824. He studied in the College of San Carlos, and as an officer of artillery was present at the sieges of Montevideo in 1812 and 1816. In 1813 he was promoted commander of the squadron of grenadiers, and as such took part in the battle of Sipe-Sipe. He served in the staff of the armies of the United Provinces in 1818. In the first days of the revolution he began to write poetry, and published "Cancion herdica al sitio de Montevideo" (1811), and " A la apertura de la Sociedad patridtiea" (1812). In the collection of "Poesias pat rias" (Buenos Ayres, 1820) his best patriotic compositions were published. He perished in a shipwreck.
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