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Javier Ocampo López (Aguadas, Caldas, 19 June 1939) is a Colombian historian, writer, folklorist and professor. He has been important in the fields of Colombian folklore and history of Latin America and Colombia, especially contributing on the department of Boyacá, the homeland of the Muisca and their religion and mythology.[1][2][3] He wrote exclusively in Spanish.[4]

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Javier Ocampo López
Doctor Honoris Causa en Ciencias Sociales (2007)
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Javier Ocampo López
Born (1939-06-19) June 19, 1939 (age 78)
Aguadas, Caldas,  Colombia
Residence Tunja, Mexico City
Citizenship Colombian
Known for Historical biographies, Colombian folklore books
Children Olga Lucía, María Teresa, Jorge Enrique, Ángela María, Laura Cristina
Awards Premio Nacional de Historia, Mexico (1968)
Premio Nacional de Literatura "José María Vergara y Vergara", Colombia (1975)
Scientific career
Fields History, Colombian folklore, religion, mythology
Institutions Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Thesis Las ideas de un día. El pueblo mexicano ante la consumación de su independencia (1969)
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BiographyEdit

Javier Ocampo López was born Aguadas, a village famous for the pasillo (a Colombian type of waltz), in the department of Caldas in west-central Colombia of parents Francisco Ocampo Gutiérrez and Doña Teresa López Hurtado. He has one brother, Fabio. In 1956 he finished his secondary education as best student of his class. Ocampo plays the clarinet since the age of twelve and was a member of the music group of his village of birth.

Ocampo went to study in 1956 at the Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Económicas ("Faculty of Social and Economical Sciences") of the Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia (UPTC) ("Pedagigical and Technical University of Colombia") in Tunja, Boyacá, where he obtained his degree in social sciences.

Ocampo López obtained his PhD at the Colégio de México in 1969 with his thesis titled Las ideas de un día. El pueblo mexicano ante la consumación de su independencia ("Ideas of one day. The Mexican people before the commission of their independence").

Over the course of 57 years, Ocampo López has been the author of 100 books, co-authored 47 and published 200 studies in specialized literature and national and international newspapers.[5]

In 1960 he taught at the Colegio Nacional Académico in Cartago (Valle del Cauca) and from 1963 at the Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia in Tunja.[5]

Ocampo wrote several biographies about Colombian historical figures; presidents, generals and others; Antonio Villavicencio,[6] Julián Trujillo Lagarcha,[7] Santos Gutiérrez,[8] Antonia Santos Plata,[9] Manuel Antonio Sanclemente,[10] Eustorgio Salgar,[11] Gustavo Rojas Pinilla,[12] Manuel Rodríguez Torices,[13] Antonio José de Sucre,[14] José Miguel Pey,[15] José Manuel Marroquín,[16] Carlos Holguín,[17] José de Obaldía,[18] José Eusebio Otálora.[19]

A public library in his birthplace Aguadas has been named in his honour.[20]

WorksEdit

This list is a selection.[3][4]

BooksEdit

  • 2013 – Mitos y leyendas indígenas de Colombia[3]
  • 2011 – El proceso ideológico de la independencia[3]
  • 2007 – Grandes culturas indígenas de América[3]
  • 2006 – El folclor y las fiestas en Colomba[3]
  • 2006 – Mitos, leyendas y relatos colombianos[21]
  • 2001 – Mitos y leyendas de Antioquia la Grande[22]
  • 1996 – Leyendas populares colombianas[23]
  • 1977 – El pueblo boyacense y su folclor[24]

ArticlesEdit

  • 1993 – Fiestas religiosas y romerías. El abigarrado mundo de las devociones populares en Colombia[25]
  • 1974 – El proceso ideológico de la emancipación[26]
  • 1970 – La artesanía popular boyacense y su importancia en la geografía turística y económica[27]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ocampo López, 2013, Mitos y leyendas indígenas de Colombia, Ch.1–28, p.15-146
  2. ^ Ocampo López, 2007, Grandes culturas indígenas de América, Ch.V, p.189-236
  3. ^ a b c d e f (in Spanish) Curriculum Vitae – Javier Ocampo López – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  4. ^ a b List of works by Javier Ocampo López – WorldCat – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  5. ^ a b (in Spanish) Javier Ocampo, 'Señor historiador' con más de 100 libros de su autoría – 2013El Tiempo – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  6. ^ (in Spanish) Biography Antonio Villavicencio – Banco de la República – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  7. ^ (in Spanish) Biography Julián Trujillo Lagarcha – Banco de la República – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  8. ^ (in Spanish) Biography Santos Gutiérrez – Banco de la República – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  9. ^ (in Spanish) Biography Antonia Santos Plata – Banco de la República – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  10. ^ (in Spanish) Biography Manuel Antonio Sanclemente – Banco de la República – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  11. ^ (in Spanish) Biography Eustorgio Salgar – Banco de la República – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  12. ^ (in Spanish) Biography Gustavo Rojas Pinilla – Banco de la República – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  13. ^ (in Spanish) Biography Manuel Rodríguez Torices – Banco de la República – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  14. ^ (in Spanish) Biography Antonio José de Sucre – Banco de la República – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  15. ^ (in Spanish) Biography José Miguel Pey – Banco de la República – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  16. ^ (in Spanish) Biography José Manuel Marroquín – Banco de la República – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  17. ^ (in Spanish) Biography Carlos Holguín – Banco de la República – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  18. ^ (in Spanish) Biography José de Obaldía – Banco de la República – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  19. ^ (in Spanish) Biography José Eusebio Otálora – Banco de la República – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  20. ^ (in Spanish) Biblioteca pública Javier Ocampo López – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  21. ^ (in Spanish) Javier Ocampo López – Mitos, leyendas y relatos colombianos – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  22. ^ (in Spanish) Javier Ocampo López – Mitos y leyendas de Antioquia la Grande – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  23. ^ (in Spanish) Jorge Ocampo López – Leyendas populares colombianas – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  24. ^ (in Spanish) Javier Ocampo López – El pueblo boyacense y su folclor – Banco de la República – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  25. ^ (in Spanish) Fiestas religiosas y romerías. El abigarrado mundo de las devociones populares en Colombia – Banco de la República – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  26. ^ (in Spanish) El proceso ideológico de la emancipación – Retrieved 23 April 2016
  27. ^ (in Spanish) La artesanía popular boyacense y su importancia en la geografía turística y económica – Retrieved 23 April 2016

Notable works by Ocampo LópezEdit

  • Ocampo López, Javier. 2013. Mitos y leyendas indígenas de Colombia - Indigenous myths and legends of Colombia, 1-219. Plaza & Janes Editores Colombia S.A..
  • Ocampo López, Javier. 2007. Grandes culturas indígenas de América - Great indigenous cultures of the Americas, 1–238. Plaza & Janes Editores Colombia S.A..
  • Ocampo López, Javier. 2001. El imaginario en Boyacá: la identidad del pueblo boyacense y su proyección en la simbología regional (Volume 2: El imaginario colectivo en los pensadores boyacenses), 1-157. Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas.
  • Ocampo López, Javier. 1996. Leyendas populares colombianas - Popular Colombian legends, 1-384. Plaza y Janes Editores. Accessed 2016-07-08.