Lola Rodríguez de Tió

1843 –

Lola Rodríguez de Tió, born Dolores Rodríguez de Astudillo y Ponce de León on September 14, 1843, in San Germán, Puerto Rico, was a poet, author, and political activist committed to women’s rights and the abolition of slavery movements. She rose to critical fame throughout Latin America with major works such as “La Boriqueña” (1868), A mi patria en la muerte de Corchado (1885), Claros y nieblas (1885), and Nochebuena (1887), among other titles. Some of her work has been translated by Thomas Walsh. She died on November 10, 1924, in Havana, Cuba.