Category Archives: Dr. Francisco Xavier Martinez

El Perico: Historical References

“El Perico” in the accounts of three Ecuadorian Historians This page includes translations of passages from the works of leading Ecuadorian Historians on Dr. Martinez’ publication “El Perico”.  Note that each issue of  the “El Perico” weekly was called a … Continue reading

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Del Pozo Family Genealogy

NOTE: Information about this family is being moved to another page (click here) The second wife of Dr. Martinez was Maria Teresa Del Pozo; she came from a large family of nine children. This page shows her family tree. The … Continue reading

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El Perico and the First Exile

One of the best accounts of the events leading up the first exile of Dr. Martinez is found in a comprehensive work by Jose Antonio Gomez Iturralde: a two-volume overview of the newspapers of Guayaquil. It covers almost two centuries … Continue reading

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The “El Perico” Collection

We have 57 issues of “El Perico” on this site. Most are in the original Spanish. One is available with an English translation. Available Issues of Dr. Martinez’ publication “El Perico” Date Language Format Nov 7, 1885 Spanish Pdf (click … Continue reading

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“El Perico” (The Parakeet)

“El Perico” -or in English, “The Parakeet” is the name of a weekly publication edited and published by Dr. Martinez first for 3 months in 1885-6 and later in in 1889-1895.  In this publication, Dr. Martinez exposed the motives and … Continue reading

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Maria Teresa – later years

At the time of his death in 1917, Francisco was married to his second wife Maria Teresa Del Pozo. He still had a large family from his first wife Rafaela Serrando y Ruiz. Those children stayed in Ecuador. The Children … Continue reading

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Genealogy

Paul Aviles, who is a descendant of Francisco X. Martinez through his first wife, Rafaela Serrano y Ruiz, has created an online genealogical tree showing ancestry and descendants of Dr Francisco Martinez Aguirre. Note that the default language is Spanish … Continue reading

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Biography

Who was Francisco Martinez? Francisco Martinez was a renowned Physician and medical Professor in Ecuador but in mid-life he also became a statesman and a close collaborator of President Eloy Alfaro. In the two critical years before the murder of … Continue reading

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Martinez and Alfaro

Historical and Biographical Background Dr. Francisco X. Martinez (1850-1917) was a prominent Ecuadorian Surgeon but he also spoke out on public issues confronting Ecuadorian Culture in his times and in later life he became a prominent Statesman.  When he was … Continue reading

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