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Mariano Melgar (1790–1815)

Melgar, Mariano (māl-gar’). A Peruvian poet; born at Arequipa, Peru, 1790; shot at Cuzco, March 10, 1815, having been taken prisoner in Pumacagua’s rebellion. Affected by a disappointment in love, nearly all his verse was sad. Many of his lyrics were set to music, and are among the most popular songs of the Spanish-American countryfolk.