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Plácido (1809–1844)

Valdés, Gabriel de la Concepción (väl’des) (known as Plácido). A Cuban poet; born in Havana, 1809; died there, June 28, 1844. He spent his early years in poverty. In 1844 he was falsely accused of implication in a conspiracy of blacks against whites, and was shot as a traitor with nineteen others. He is one of the most popular of Spanish-American poets: his prayer, recited on the way to execution, has been translated into English by Mary Webster Chapman.