Arboleda, Julio ho͞o´lyō ärbōlā´ᵺä [key], 1817–61, Colombian poet and politician. A powerful political force, he was for a time imprisoned and then exiled. He returned to lead a revolt (1860) against Mosquera, was named president, but shortly thereafter was assassinated. He is best known as the author of the unfinished poem Gonzalo de Oyón, an epic of the Spanish conquest.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
See more Encyclopedia articles on: Colombian History: Biographies