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MANTILLA, Luis Felipe (man-tee'-yah), educator, born in Havana, Cuba, in 1833 ; died in New York city in September, 1878. He studied in the University of Seville, Spain, and afterward returned to his native city, where he devoted his time to teaching and the furthering of public education. In 1862 he fixed his residence in the United States, and was appointed professor in the University of the city of New York. Mantilla was an honorary member of the Mexican society of geography and of the Scientific and literary society of Guatemala. He published "Libros de Lectura" (3 vols.) ; "Metodo Bilingiie," in English and Spanish (New York, new ed., 1885) ; "Catecismo de Moral Universal" ; " Elementos de Fisiologia e Higiene Historia Universal"; and many other educational works which had a wide circulation in Spanish-American countries.
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