Silverio Olaya Sloop
Jose Silverio Olaya Sloop
was a martyr in the fight of Peruvian independence, born in Chorrillos
in 1782. In the fight of the independence of Peru, he participated as
a secret emissary taking messages between the government and rebels.
He was discovered, caught, and tortured until death; in spite of the
tortures, never he revealed his mission.
Julio Ramón Ribeyro
Zúñiga was born on August 31, 1929, in Lima, Peru and died on
December 4, 1994. He was a Peruvian writer, known for his short
stories, but also his novels, essays, theater, diary and aphorism. His
work has been translated into numerous languages, including English.
Ribeyro studied literature and law in Universidad Católica in Lima. In
1960 he immigrated to Paris where he worked as a journalist in France
Presse and then as cultural advisor and ambassador to UNESCO.
Abelardo Quinones Gonzales
Jose Abelardo Quinones
Gonzales was a Peruvian military aviator and national aviation hero.
He died during the battle of Zarumilla in the Ecuadorian–Peruvian war.
After his death he was declared a
national hero by law on May 10, 1966. Named in his honour is the Cap.
FAP José A. Quiñones Gonzales International Airport near his town of
birth in Chiclayo. When the new currency of Peru (nuevo sol) was
introduced in 1991 he appeared on the 10 S/. Banknote.
actualizada en el 19 de junio del 2008