Abraham Valdelomar

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Abraham Valdelomar was a well-known Peruvian poet, writer, and artist. Many of his journals, essays, plays, poems, and short tales were affected by his boyhood in Lima. His first poems were published in a magazine when he was 15 years old. He contributed to a number of literary publications and magazines. He also established and published his own publications. He was interested in Peruvian politics in addition to his creative talents. He was an important part of Guillermo Billinghurst’s successful presidential campaign. He continued to produce and write some of his best works while serving under Presidents Guillermo Billinghurst and Agustin Gamarra. Valdelomar was noted for his devotion to Guillermo Billinghurst, the President of the United States. For his literary and political endeavors, he received both praise and criticism. He was adamant about succeeding and would not back down from any challenge. Even after his death, his writings were still being published.

Childhood and Adolescence

Anfiloquio Valdelomar Fajardo and Carolina Pinto gave birth to Pedro Abraham Valdelomar Pinto on April 27, 1888.
He attended Chincha Municipal School No. 3 in the city of Pisco for his primary schooling.
He studied at the National College of Our Lady of Guadalupe of Lima from 1900 to 1904.

He attended the University Mayor of San Marcos from 1905 to 1906. In 1906, he dropped out of education to work as a draftsman for the magazine ‘Aplausos y Silbidos (Applauses and Whistles).’

He created the ‘Billinghurst University Club’ to support Guillermo Billinghurst’s presidential campaign.
He returned to academia in 1910 to finish his studies, but he lost interest and quit in 1913.

A Career of Abraham Valdelomar

In 1903, he co-founded the magazine ‘La Guadalupana Idea’ with Manuel A. Bedoya.
He began sending cartoons and poetry to a number of illustrated publications and periodicals in 1906, and he soon dropped out of university to pursue a career in journalism.
‘Aplausos y Silbidos (Applauses and Whistles)’ was his artistic direction.

On July 15, 1909, his first poem, ‘Ha Vivido Mi Alma (My Soul Has Lived),’ was published in the magazine ‘Contemporaneos.’
In 1910, his first articles were published in the variety magazine ‘Peruana.’
He kept notebooks regarding the battle between Peru and Ecuador. ‘El Diario’ published these journals under the title ‘Con la Argelina al Viento.’

He gained popularity after the publishing of ‘La Ciudad de los Tisicos (The City of Lunger)’ and ‘La Ciudad Muerta (The Dead City)’ in 1911.

was named director of ‘El Puruano’ by President Guillermo Billinghurst after losing the election for president of the University of San Marcos in 1912.
He was the Second Secretary of the Peruvian Legation in the Peruvian Embassy in Rome from 1913 until 1914.

Guillermo Billinghurst was compelled to return from Rome in 1914 after being overthrown, and began working as an editor for ‘La Presena’ and writing his own column, ‘Palabras,’ under the name ‘Conde de Lemos (Earl of Lemos).
From 1914 until 1915, he was the personal secretary of historian Jose de la Riva-Aguero.

He founded the literary journal ‘Colonida.’ It first aired on January 15, 1916. After only four issues, ‘Colonida’ ceased publication in May 1916. These issues spawned the Colonida Movement in Peruvian culture and played a significant role in it.
He was chosen a representative of Ica to the Regional Congress of the Peruvian Center in Ayacucho on September 24, 1919.

Major Projects of Abraham Valdelomar

On July 15, 1909, his first poem, ‘Ha Vivido Mi Alma (My Soul Has Lived),’ was published.
In 1910, his books ‘La Ciudad de los Tisicos (The Consumptive City)’ and ‘La Ciudad Muerta (The Dead City)’ were serialized in newspapers. These two novels are considered modern works of literature.
While in Rome in 1913, he composed ‘Cronicas de Roma (Chronicles of Rome).’

President Agustin Gamarra’s wife, Dona Francisca Zubiaga, is the subject of the fictional biography ‘La Mariscala (The Female Marshal).’ In 1914, the biography was released.
In 1917, he authored ‘Ensayo Sobre la Psicologia del Gallinazo’ (Essay on Gallinazo’s Psychology). In this piece, he gives a brutally honest account of Lima.

‘El Caballero Carmelo (Carmelo the Gentleman)’ was published in 1918 and is about life in Pisco. He wrote two significant short stories, one of which being this one.
‘Belmonte, El Tragico (Belmonte, The Tragic One)’ was published as a bullfighting essay in 1918.

Achievements & Awards

For ‘El Caballero Carmelo (The Cavalier Carmelo),’ he won a national award.
The ‘Circle of Journalists’ awarded him the competition prize for ‘La Psicologia del Gallinazo (The Psychology of the Vulture)’ in 1917.

Personal History and Legacy

On November 1, 1919, while on a tour in Ayacucho, Huamanga province, he was involved in an accident that resulted in his death two days later.
He perished in an accident in Ayacucho on November 3, 1919, at the age of 33.
Even after his death in 1919, Abraham Valdelomar’s literary works were published.

Estimated net worth

Abraham is one of the wealthiest poets and one of the most well-known. Abraham Valdelomar’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.