RAFAEL POMBO TIME LINE
- 1833; Jose Rafael Pombo y Rebolledo was born on the
7 of November in Santafe de Bogota
- 1842; At the age of
8 Rafael already knew how to read and write, at this age he try to start
doing his first verse and trying
to read all the poetry he finds, a year later he could do some compositions
- 1845; At the age of
twelve Pombo enter to the world of literature and he starts writing book of verse
- 1846; He enters to
study to the “Rosario” school, here he creates a newspaper in company of
Antonio B. Cuervo.
- 1848; He sells the
jump of tequendama.
- 1851; He publish his
first articles on the “el filotemico”
- 1852; He graduates
from the military school as an civil engineer, a career he never profess.
- 1855; He travels to
New York as a secretary of legislation and he also write the book “ la horas de
- 1862; His father dies
- 1867; Pombo starts
writing story’s for kids publish by Appleton in NY.
- 1872; He returns to
Bogota and writes on the newspaper "normal school"
- 1874; He publish 6 writings on the newspaper
- 1879: Traduce la odas de horacio
- 1883: The
homeopathic doctor Gabriel Ujueta cures a stomach illines to pombo that
was diagnosted as a cancer. in adition pombo becames member of the
Colombian Homeopathic Societyand also the editor of their journal.
- 1905; Rafael Pombo is crowned as the national poet
- 1912; Pombo dies on may 6