Enrique Larreta’s Biography
He was born in Buenos Aires in 1875. He married Josefina Anchorena, Aaron Castellanos’ granddaughter. He was Argentina’s ambassador in France during World War I and visited the battlefield many times. He was awarded several medals, among them the “Legion of Honor”. After his death, the Academia de Letras (Academy of the Spanish Language) paid homage to him in Avila, Spain, city in which he envisioned his most outstanding work “La Gloria de Don Ramiro” (The Glory of Don Ramiro). He built the house in Acelain and in El Potrerillo, and modified his house in Belgrano, Bs As, currently, the museum of Enrique Larreta. He had five children: Josefina, Mercedes, Enrique, Agustín and Fernando. He painted many pictures. He was a direct descendant of General Manuel Oribe, who was one of the 33 Orientales, and a famous general of Rosas. He died in Buenos Aires, in July, 1961.