Pedro Felipe Figueredo

Born: 18th February 1818

Died: 17th August 1870

Birthplace: Bayamo, Cuba

Pedro Felipe Figueredo, mostly known as Perucho was a Cuban poet, musician, and freedom fighter of the 19th century. In the 1860s, he was active in the planning of the Cuban uprising against the Spanish known as the Ten Years' War. He wrote the Cuban national anthem, El Himno de Bayamo, in 1867. He was captured during the war and executed on August 17, 1870. His daughter Candelaria Figueredo became a hero of the uprising by carrying the new independent Cuban flag into battle at Bayamo in 1868.

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