Bartolomé Hidalgo

Bartolomé José Hidalgo (Montevideo, 24 August 1788 - Morón, 28 November 1822) was a Uruguayan writer and poet.

Monument to Bartolomé Hidalgo in Montevideo.

Alongside Hilario Ascasubi he is considered one of the initiators of Gaucho literature.[1]

Nowadays the most important literary award in Uruguay is named after him: Premio Bartolomé Hidalgo.

Also the National Route 13 and a park near Andresito are named after him.

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  1. ^ "¿Quién es Bartolomé José Hidalgo?". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-07-31.

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