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Daniel Piedrabuena Ruiz-Tagle (1964). Nació y vivió sus primeros nueve años de vida en Santiago de Chile. Lleva residiendo cuarenta y uno en España, fundamentalmente en Madrid. Licenciado en Derecho (Uned), Diplomado en Empresas y Actividades Turísticas (Uned), Técnico Publicitario (Centro Español de Nuevas Profesiones). Ha sido durante diecisiete años (1994-2012) investigador de la Biblioteca Nacional de España, Real Academia de la Historia, Archivo Histórico Nacional, Archivo del Ejército, de la Marina, de la Biblioteca Hispánica, Fundación Tavera, Fundación alemana Göerres y otros muchos archivos y bibliotecas.
Asimismo ha investigado en diversos archivos regionales, realizando un total de seis viajes por España: tres a Málaga, donde he investigado en el Archivo Histórico Provincial, en el Archivo Municipal y en el Archivo Catedralicio; dos a Sevilla, donde ha investigado en el Archivo General de Indias y en la Casa de Pilatos; uno a Granada, donde ha investigado en la Real Chancillería. Fruto de esta ingente labor investigadora ha escrito la serie titulada Los protegidos del César, la cual se subdivide en dos tomos; el primero, El conquistador alemán Pedro Lísperguer Wittemberg; y el segundo, Los Lísperguer Wittemberg: una familia alemana en el corazón de la cultura chilena.
Gran admirador de la obra de su abuela, también el autor ha escrito otra obra titulada Impresiones de Lucía Richard, en la que no sólo se consagra como investigador, sino que relata con maestría los principales movimientos literarios y feministas de la década de los 40 y 50.
La vocación intelectual del autor y su amor a la tierra americana que le vio nacer, le ha llevado a seguir estudiando y en la actualidad está cursando un máster de la Facultad de Filología titulado “Máster Universitario en Formación e Investigación Literaria y Teatral en el Contexto Europeo”, dependiente del Departamento de Literatura Española y Teoría (Uned), que contiene muchos presupuestos americanistas y que pronto le abrirá las puertas a un doctorado en literatura.
Daniel Piedrabuena Ruiz-Tagle (1964). He was born and lived his first nine years of life in Santiago de Chile. Later on he moved to Spain where he has been living for forty years, mainly in Madrid. He has a degree in Law (Uned), a degree in tourist enterprises and activities (Uned), and a degree in advertising (Centro Español de Nuevas Profesiones). He has been during seventeen years (1994-2012) researcher of the National Library of Spain, Royal Academy of History, National Archives, Army archive, Navy Archive, Hispanic Library, Tavera Foundation, Göerres German Foundation, and many other regional archives and libraries making a total of six trips through Spain.
As a result of this enormous research effort he has written a series entitled "Caesar protégée's", which is divided into two volumes; the first one, The German conqueror Peter Lisperguer Wittemberg; and the second, The Lisperguer Wittemberg´s: a German family in the hearth of Spanish empire.
As a Chilean he is interested in Chilean literature, Chilean History, Chilean biographies, Latin American culture, Latin American writers, Latin American explorers, and in general, Latin American literature. As a Spanish he is interested in Renaissance Spain, !6th century Spain, Spanish empire, !8th century Spain, and many topics related to the Spanish culture, Spanish literature and Spanish history.
Great admirer of the work of his grandmother, he also has written a work called Impressions of Lucia Richard, in which he not only consolidates as a researcher, but he describes with skillfulness and passion the main Chilean literary and feminist movements of the forties and fifties.
The intellectual vocation of the author, and the love for his country of birth, has led him to further study, and now he is pursuing a master in the Faculty of Philology called "Master in Literary and Theatre Training and Research in the European Context" dependent of the Department of Spanish Literature and Theory of Literature (Uned), containing many Hispano-American subjects, that very soon will led him to a doctorate in Literature.
In a personal level, even though Piedrabuena is a descendant of a family of lawyers and politicians, he is especially keen on the artistic side of his ancestors, which he has deeply studied. The Humeres Solar family to which his grandmother belonged were all artists, pianists, and poets. Carlos Humeres Solar -his grandfather´s uncle- was Director of the Academy of Fine Arts in Santiago, and professor of Aesthetics in the University of Chile. He was also an art critic and writer. He was Secretary of the Conservatory of Music, a talented pianist, and an organizer for the government of Chile of many events related to art, like expositions, concertos, etc. His brother Roberto was an architect and painter and he studied Town planning in the Sorbonne of Paris. He exposed his painting internationally. Bohemian, compulsive reader and intellectual, Roberto was very influential in his generation, and recognized by many scholars and writers as key figure of his époque.
On his father side, his grandmother was Lucia Richard Barnard, who had many English ancestors. Lucia was a writer, poet, columnist in many newspapers and magazines, and deeply involved in the Chilean feminist movement of the late forties and early fifties. She delivered many speeches in several universities, wrote poetry, essays, short stories, plays for the theater. She was a talent pianist, endowed of a fine sensibility.
Daniel Piedrabuena as an author has inherited many interests of his family, its vitalism, its passion and forwardness. He loves music, art, literature, history and why not, chess. As he says, he considers himself a citizen of the world. He was born in Chile; later on he emigrated to Spain, being a descendant of English, French and Germans. He lives in the outskirts of Madrid with his family, where he writes, studies and takes care of his garden.