• Born date: 1866-04-16
  • Born in: Puerto Rico
  • Death date: 1918-07-16
  • Death in: United states
José de Diego

José de Diego (April 16, 1867 – July 16, 1918), known as ""The Father of the Puerto Rican Independence Movement", was a statesman, journalist, poet, lawyer, and advocate for Puerto Rico's independence from Spain and from the United States.