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Hermogenes Irisarri

Hermogenes Irisarri Trucios , was a Chilean poet, journalist, diplomat and political figure.

He was born in Santiago, the son of Antonio Jose de Irisarri Alonso and of Mercedes Trucios y Larrain. He began his career as a public writer in " El Seminario," of Santiago in 1840, and was a contributor in prose and verse to a number of the literary papers and magazines of Chile. He was the director of the biographical work "Galeria de hombres celebres de Chile." In 1857 he was elected deputy to the National congress. In 1860 he was honored by the five Central American republics with the appointment as their representative in Chile, and in 1863 went in that capacity to Peru, where for some time he was editor of the political paper "El Heraldo de Lima." In 1866 he returned to Chile, and in the same year was elected deputy and vice president of congress. President Jose Joaquin Perez invited him several times to take a seat in his cabinet, but he declined. He was elected to the senate in 1873, but took no active part in politics. Under President Federico Errazuriz Zanartu, he was councillor of state, but in 1877 resigned to live in retirement on his estate at Quilpue. His poems include "Al Sol de Septiembre," "A San Martin," and "La Mujer Adultera."

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