José Trajano Mera

Jose Trajano Mera

José Trajano Mera Iturralde was an Ecuadorian poet, playwright and diplomat with a literary and cultural heritage. He was born in Ambato in 1862 and died in Guayaquil in 1919. His father was the famous author Juan Leon Mera who wrote Ecuador’s first novel Cumanda (1877) and the Ecuadorian national anthem (1865). Trajano earned a degree in jurisprudence from the Central University of Ecuador. He died in Guayaquil in 1919 while holding the position of Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Relations.


  • Cónsules y Consulados (1910; Consuls and Consulates), read it for free here.
  • Los virtuosos (1917; The Virtuous)
  • La visita del poeta (The Poet’s Visit)
  • Paz en la guerra (1911; War in Peace), read it for free here.
  • Sonetos y Sonetillos (1909; Sonnets and Little Sonnets), read it for free here.
  • El reino de Bélgica: su comercio é industria (1909; The Belgium Kingdom: its commerce and industry)

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