Fidel Cano Gutiérrez

Politician, Deceased Person

1854 – 1919

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Who was Fidel Cano Gutiérrez?

Fidel Cano Gutiérrez was a Colombian journalist, founder of El Espectador, Colombia's oldest newspaper.

Cano attended high school at Colegio de Jesús in Medellín, then studied at the Colegio del Estado, which would become University of Antioquia. He worked at La Palestra, a literary newspaper, en 1872. Five years later he would become the editor of La Idea. In 1879 he moved to Medellín. On 22 March 1887 he founded El Espectador, whose circulation was suspended 6 times by the conservative government, which considered it as "subversive". Cano, as the editor, was jailed several times.

Cano also was director of the Official Printing Office, member and president of the Academia Antioqueña de Historia, deputy to the Antioquia Department Assembly, Senator, and principal of the Colegio Central of the University of Antioquia.

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Born
Apr 17, 1854
San Pedro, Antioquia
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Colombian people
Profession
Died
1919
Medellín

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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