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Soledad Acosta
Colombia Writer

Soledad Acosta

Soledad Acosta
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Intro Colombia Writer
A.K.A. Soledad Acosta Kemble de Samper
Was Journalist Writer Historian
From Colombia
Field Journalism Literature Social science
Gender female
Birth 5 May 1833, Bogota, Colombia
Death 17 March 1913, Bogota, Colombia (aged 79 years)
Star sign Taurus
Family
Father: Joaquín Acosta
Spouse: José María Samper
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Biography

Soledad Acosta Kemble (5 May 1833 – 17 March 1913) was a Colombian writer and journalist. A sophisticated, well-travelled, and social woman, she received a much higher and better rounded education than most women of her time and country, and enjoyed a high standing in society, not only for her family background, but for her own literary endeavours. She collaborated in various newspapers including El Comercio, El Deber, and Revista Americana, among other periodicals. Using her writings, she was a feminist well ahead of her time, she lobbied for equal education for women, and wrote on various topics pertaining to female participation in society and family, encouraging others to become proactive in the workforce and in the restoration of society.

Personal life

Soledad was born on 5 May 1833, to Tomás Joaquín de Acosta y Pérez de Guzmán, and Caroline Kemble Rowe in Bogotá. Her father was a native of Guaduas the son of Spanish immigrants, he was a scientist, diplomat and general; her mother, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, was the daughter of Gideon Kemble, an American Scotsman and Collector of the Port of Kingston, and his wife Tomasa (née Rowe). On 5 May 1855 she married José María Samper Agudelo, a renowned writer and journalist, and together they had four daughters, Bertilda, who become a nun, and took up poetry like her parents, Carolina (b. 1857) and María Josefa (b. 1860), both of whom died in 1872 during a smallpox outbreak in Bogotá, and Blanca Leonor (b. 1862).

Daguerreotype of Soledad Acosta c 1880

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The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 12 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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