Carolina Coronado

1820 –

Victoria Carolina Coronado y Romero de Tejada, born on December 12, 1820, in Almendralejo, Spain, was a Spanish Romantic poet, novelist, playwright, and essayist. She was one of the most popular poets of nineteenth-century Spain, and had a profound impact on Spanish diplomacy through her relationship with the Spanish royal family and with her husband, Horatio Justus Perry, the secretary of the United States Legation in Spain. She was the author of several titles, including Poesías (Imprenta de Alegría y Charlain, 1843) and the novel Paquita (Libros de la ballena, 1850). She died on January 5, 1911.