Francisco Javier de Céspedes
Francisco Javier de Céspedes y del Castillo (born December 3, 1821 in Bayamo , Cuba , † July 27, 1903 in Niquero , Cuba) was a fighter and general of the Cuban War of Independence and is considered a hero in Cuba today.
Francisco Javier de Céspedes was born on December 3, 1821 in the village of San Salvador de Bayamo, the second son of wealthy landowners. His parents were Jesús María de Céspedes y Luque and Doña Francisca de Borjas del Castillo y Ramírez de Aguilar.
He attended Bayamo School through to secondary school and then studied humanities in the Convent of Santo Domingo. In 1838 he entered the Havana Seminary for a high school diploma in the humanities. He married his cousin María Trinidad de Céspedes y del Castillo, in an affair with Doña María de la Caridad Yero tuvo a Ismael de Céspedes his first son Ismael was born in 1842.
|SURNAME||Céspedes, Francisco Javier de|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Céspedes y del Castillo, Francisco Javier de|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Cuban general in the War of Independence|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 3, 1821|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Bayamo , Cuba|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 27, 1903|
|Place of death||Niquero , Cuba|