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This Day in History: November 3, St. Martin de Porres

This Day in History: November 3, St. Martin de Porres

In this LAS Blog series, you’ll learn about important events and people from Latin America’s rich past.  This first entry is a timely one; with the Porres Lecture coming up on Monday, November 6th (7pm, Art History Auditorium), this is a great chance to acquaint yourself with the lecture’s fascinating namesake!  So, here goes… St. Martin de Porres (Peru, b. 1579) died on this day in 1639.  Porres’s origins are murky and clouded by centuries of hagiography, but most scholars…

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