Gonzalo Llona

Gonzalo Llona

Gonzalo Llona Marchena (Lima, Peru, March 21, 1864 – May 20, 1933) was a poet and journalist. He was the son of the famous Ecuadorian poet Numa Pompilio Llona. He was a staff editor of the newspaper El Telegrafo. He wrote the hymns of several schools, a labor union, the firefighters of Guayaquil and the Boy Scouts of Ecuador. In 1921 he published “Ecos del alma,” a collection of hymns and patriotic poems.

Awards

  • Awarded a gold medal in the national competition by the Guayas Province School Council. Judged by Remigio Crespo Toral, Honorato Vazquez and Francisco Falquez Ampuero.
  • 2nd Gold Medal of the National Competition of 1886, by the Municipality of Guayaquil, for A la memoria de los héroes del Nueve de Octubre.
  • Prize of the National Competition of 1894, by the Municipality of Guayaquil, for En el 9 de Octubre.
  • Awarded with a gold medal in the national competition by “El grito del pueblo,” for “A Calderon.”

Personal

His parents were the famous Ecuadorian poet Numa Pompilio Llona and the Peruvian Enriqueta Marchena Bentin.

Hymns

  • Himno a la bandera premiado con medalla de oro, promovido por el Consejo Escolar y presidido por Remigio Crespo Toral y Honorato Vázquez.
  • Himno a la Juventud, dedicado al Centro Don Bosco.
  • Himno para la escuela Lizardo García.
  • Himno dedicado a sus discípulos de la Escuela Pedro Carbo N°11.
  • Himno al Bombero Guayaquileño, para José Salcedo.
  • Himno a los Boy-Scouts del Ecuador, cuyo presidente es el educador Carlos Matamoros Jara.
  • Himno dedicado a la Escuela Cristóbal Colón N°5.
  • Himno Unión y Labor a la Asociación de Empleados, dedicado al profesor Amadeu Pauta R.

Works

  • Ecos del alma (1921; poetry), read it for free here.
  • Cantos vespertinos, orillas del Guayas. Colección completa de poesias de Gonzalo Llona, con motivo del centenario de la gloriosa Batalla de Ayacucho (1924)

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