Estanislao del Campo, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Estanislao del Campo

Argentine writer

Date of Birth: 07-Feb-1834

Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of Death: 06-Nov-1880

Profession: writer, military personnel

Nationality: Argentina

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Estanislao del Campo

  • Estanislao del Campo (February 7, 1834 – November 6, 1880) was an Argentine poet.
  • Born in Buenos Aires to a unitarian family—the unitarians were a political party favoring a strong central government rather than a federation, he fought in the battles of Cepeda and Pavón, defending Buenos Aires´s rights. He is best remembered for his 1866 satirical poem Fausto which describes the impressions of a gaucho who goes to see Charles Gounod's opera Faust, believing the events really to be happening.
  • He also published his Collected Poems in 1870 A street in the San Isidro neighbourhood in Buenos Aires is named after him. Estanislao Del Campo is also the name of a small cotton-producing town in Formosa Province, Argentina which lies about 135 km from the city of Formosa.
  • Its total population is 4,055 according to the census of INDEC of 2001.
  • Most of the population are very poor.

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