Biography of Alejandro Arango y Escandón

Mexican writer, born in Puebla in 1821 and died in the city of Mexico in 1883. He was the second director of the Mexican Academy of language and leading figure in the conservative party. He held the office of trustee and President of the City Council of the capital, judge of the Court of Justice and member of the Council of State during the late Empire. He is the author of poems of religious inspiration, a study of fray Luis de León (1866) and translations of El Cid Corneille and the conspiracy of the Pazzi of Alfieri.