|POET, PHILOSOPHER (SPAIN)|
BORN 24 Sep 1817, Navia, Asturias - DIED 11 Feb 1901, Madrid|
REAL NAME Campoamor y Campoosorio, Ramón María de las Mercedes de
GRAVE LOCATION Madrid: Cementerio de San Justo (Patio de Santa Getrudis (3a Sección, mausoleo familair))
Ramón Campoamor originally wanted to join the Jesuit order, but he went to Madrid to study medicine. Politically he supported the Moderate party and he became governor of Alicante and later of Valencia.
As a poet he published "Ternezas y flores" in 1840. "Colón" (1853) was an epic poem. Politically he slowly converted to conservatism and in 1862 he published "Polémicas con la Democracia". He also wrote for the theatre.