In 2013, many historical characters will be remembered and commemorated for their achievements, both personal and professional. Here we will see some of those who reached 200 years of history.
Francesco Giuseppe Verdi Fortunino. –Was born on October 10, 1813 in La Roncole, Busseto. It was a romantic Italian opera composer of the nineteenth century, the most notable and influential composer of Italian opera. He was also author of some of the most famous lyrical themes like the ones his trilogy, popular or romantic: Rigoletto, La Traviata and Il Trovatore, and mature masterpieces as Aida, Don Carlo, Otello and Falstaff. He died on January 27, 1901 in Milan.
Wilhelm Richard Wagner. – Born on May 22, 1813 in Leipzig, Kingdom of Saxony, Rhine Confederation. He was a composer, orchestra conductor, poet, essayist, playwright and music theorist of German Romanticism. He died in Venice on February 13, 1883
Søren Kierkegaard Aabye. – Born in Copenhagen on May 5, 1813. Kierkegaard was a prolific Danish philosopher and theologian of the nineteenth century. He is considered the father of existentialism, for doing philosophy about Suffering and the “anguish”, subject addressed afterwards by Martin Heidegger and other philosophers of the twentieth century. Much of his work deals with religious issues: the nature of faith, the institution of the Christian Church, Christian ethics and emotions and feelings experienced by individuals when faced the choices in life.
José Mejía Lequerica. – Born in the capital of the Royal Audience of Quito, Ecuador today. This politician, diplomat and writer were crowned Ecuadorian Deputy of the Courts of Cadiz, recognized as one of the greatest and most respected speakers in Quito. He died in Cadiz, Spain, 1813.
Pedro Carbo Noboa. – Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador on March 19, 1813. In the government of Vicente Rocafuerte he was appointed as Principal Officer of the Ministry of Interior and Foreign Affairs. Then he was appointed Secretary of the Code Commission and sent as Secretary of Legation before the Ecuadorian government of New Granada, where he also acted as charge d’affaires. In posterity he traveled to Peru where he would play the same roles. (BG)