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SANTACILIA, Pedro, Cuban author, born in Santiago, Cuba, in 1829. At the age of seven years his parents took him to Spain, where he was educated. In 1845 he returned to his native city, and begum his literary career on the staff of a newspaper. He was banished in 1851 on account of his liberal ideas, and in 1853 he came to New York. He went to Mexico in 1861, where he joined the Republicans in their struggle against the Conservatives and hnperialists, in 1863 he married one of the daughters of President Juarez, and filled several official posts in the republic. He has published "Instruccion sobre el cultivo del Ta-baco" (1847) ; " Ensayos Literarios" (1848); "EL Papa en el Siglo XIX" (New York, 1854); "El Arpa del Proscripto" (1856); "EL Lafid del Des-terrado" (1858); "Lecciones sobre la ilistoria de Cuba" (1859); a volume of "Fabulas y Alegorias" (Mexico. 1872); another volume of " Poems," and other literary productions. Some of his works have been translated into English and French.
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