Quotes by Jose Marti

About Jose Marti:

José Julián Martí Pérez is the Cuban national hero and an important figure in Latin American literature. In his short life, he was a poet, an essayist, a journalist, a revolutionary philosopher, a translator, a professor, a publisher, and a political theorist, and supporter of Henry George's economic reforms known as Georgism. Through his writings and political activity, he became a symbol for Cuba's bid for independence against Spain in the 19th century, and is referred to as the "Apostle of Cuban Independence." He also wrote about the threat of Spanish and US expansionism into Cuba. From adolescence, he dedicated his life to the promotion of liberty, political independence for Cuba, and intellectual independence for all Spanish Americans; his death was used as a cry for Cuban independence from Spain by both the Cuban revolutionaries and those Cubans previously reluctant to start a revolt.

Author Bio

  • NameJose Marti
  • DescriptionPoet, writer, Cuban nationalist leader
  • BornJanuary 28, 1853
  • DiedMay 19, 1895
  • CountryCuba
  • ProfessionLinguist; Poet; Writer; Translator; Soldier; Politician; Essayist; Actor