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Francisco Esteban Acuña de Figueroa (1791–1862)

Acuña de Figueroa, Francisco (ä-kön’yä de fē-gā-rō’ä). A Uruguayan poet and satirist; born at Montevideo, in 1791; died there, Oct. 6, 1862. His works are full of local flavor. In most respects flawless as metrical compositions, his ‘Poetic Mosaic’ has been criticized as wanting in the ardor usually associated with the southern temperament. A diary in verse, called ‘The Siege of Montevideo,’ and his ‘African Mother,’ contain many fine passages, directed against the slave trade.