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By Ivan A. Castro

Meet a hundred Hispanics from all over the world and all through historical past who've lived notable lives. This advisor covers popular celebrities, equivalent to actress Rita Moreno, activist César Chavéz, and musician Pablo Casals in addition to extra vague members, akin to Ellen Ochoa (inventor and primary Hispanic girl astronaut), Agustin Lara (a well known Mexican composer), and Jose Capablanca (one of the best chess avid gamers of all times). a lot of those participants have made major contributions to technological know-how, literature, politics, and different fields of human endeavour. a few extra infamous, yet both interesting characters are integrated to boot. short biographical sketches are followed through bibliographies of assets, the place readers can locate additional info. Grades 6-12.

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Most historians believe that it was the ‘‘Romantic illness,’’ tuberculosis. In 1861 he married Casta Esteban y Navarro, the daughter of his doctor. His economic difficulties disappeared for a while. In 1864 the Spanish Crown appointed Be´cquer censor of novels, and paid him an excellent salary of 24,000 reales. His personal life, however, soon took a downward turn. Never really happy in his marriage, he found solace by writing many of his Rimas (Rhymes), which appeared in different publications.

Benavente’s importance as a dramatist was recognized worldwide in 1922 when he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Like other Spanish intellectuals of his time, Benavente suffered dearly during his country’s 1933–1936 civil war, and his aristocratic background and conservative views positioned him on the side of Francisco Franco’s Nationalists. The Republicans placed him under house arrest for a few months. After the war, Benavente wrote again, completing thirty more plays in the next twenty years.

He had a good reputation and was able to become the treasurer in Narva´ez’s proposed voyage to explore Florida. The expedition left Spain in June 1527 and reached Florida ten months later. After landing on the peninsula’s west coast, Narva´ez, who had leadership problems during the conquests of Cuba and Me´xico, had problems again. He divided his forces, sending 300 men into the interior. Soon, they were isolated, without food, and under attack by natives. As their numbers dwindled, Narva´ez decided to build rafts and travel down the Florida coast.

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