Marín del Solar, Mercedes (1804–1866)

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Marín del Solar, Mercedes (1804–1866)

Chilean poet. Name variations: Mercedes Marin del Solar. Born 1804 in Santiago, Chile; died Dec 21, 1866, in Santiago; dau. of José Gaspar Marín and Luisa Recabarren; children: Amelia de Claro (poet) and Enrique del Solar (b. 1844, poet).

Learned French, literature, and studied philosopher Andrés Bello; established reputation with a poem on the death of General Portales (1837); influenced by Spanish-Cuban writer Gertrú dis Gómez de Avellaneda; works include Canto fúnebre al la muerte de don Diego Portales (1837); her collected poems were published posthumously (1874) by son.