Luis Cordero Crespo

Luis Cordero Crespo

Luis Benjamín Cordero Crespo served as the 14th president of Ecuador between July 1, 1892 to April 16, 1895. He was born in Cañar on April 6, 1833 and died in Cuenca on January 30, 1912. Cordero began publishing poetry in Spanish and Quechua after his political and legal career, and in 1892 published the first Quicha-Spanish dictionary. In 1904 he wrote the Hymn of Azuay (also referred to as the Hymn of Cuenca).

Works

  • Una excursión a Gualaquiza (1875)
  • Dos cantos a la raza latina (1883).
  • El rimini llacta y el cuchiquillca (1884).
  • El adiós (1891).
  • Diccionario quichua-español, español-quichua (1892), awarded the Gran Medalla de Oro at the International Exposition of Madrid en 1892.
  • Poesías serias (1895).
  • Poesías jocosas (1895).
  • A mis conciudadanos. Explicación circunstanciada de lo ocurrido en el odioso asunto del crucero de guerra Esmeralda (1896).
  • Josefina Espinosa de Cordero: Libro de sus huérfanos (1900).
  • La plenipotencia especial del Ecuador en el Primer Centenario de la Independencia de Chile (1911).

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