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On july 5, 1885 in calle carrera 51, casares, Blas Infante Pérez was born. He was the son of a wll-off farmers´ family with deep roots in the area. infante passed his childhood in the town, remaining there until he was 11 years old. In this way, he came to know rural life and the problems of the Andalusian peasant (day labourers, gypsies and peasants). From 12 to 14 years Blas Infante was a student boarder at the Escuelas Pías de Archidona an later on at Institute of Málaga, until the end of High Schoool years.
He then returned to his native village, interrupting his studies to work in the Municipal Tribunal of Casares.
In 1904, thaks to a great sacrifice by his parents, he was able to enroll as a free student in the Facultad de Derecho de Granada (Faculty of Law) and finished there between june and september of 1906.
In october of that same years he took the licentiate exams, passing with honours. then, in order to practice his profession, he sat competitive examinations to obtain the post of Notary. He succeeded in 1909, but had to wait until he was twenty five before being able to take his proper place in the notaría de Cantillana (Sevilla).
Infante settled in Seville, and there contacts the members of he Athenaeum
“Andalucismo Culturista”. To this body he submitted his book Ideal Andaluz setting out practical schemes for the region. He also founded the andalusian centre in Sevilla, as another platform for his ideas.
Ronda was important for Blas Infante because there, at the first Hispanic-American Congress, he gave a paper sharply critical of the situation in Andalusia. In the year 1918 Ronda became the key to the historial development of Andalusia. There, the first assembly of Andalusian Regionalists met and, amongst other matters, debated and laid down political and ideological guidelines for the future Andalucismo. It was at this assembly that the green and white flag and shield were approved as symbols of Andalusia.
In 1919 he married Angustias Garcia Parias in Peñaflor at her family home. Of this union four children will be born.
During the years of the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera, and in fear of a possible repression, Infante looked for a discreet retreat, and left his notaría in Cantillana for one on Isla Cristina, in exile during the dictatorship, he gave up publicy promoting his cause for Andalusia.
After these years of silence, Blas Infante returned to a period of intense activity and wrote his final Manifiesto to all Andalusians- a call for everyone to pull together in the fight for autonomy.
In 1931 he returned to Seville and the notaria of Coria. There he remained until his arrest on august 2 1936; And so the final trip began. The falangists that captured him had orders that he should not live, but Blas Infante´s friends were able to save his life on that occasion. In Seville he was put first in a small station of the falange, and later was thrown into a prison with other many detainees.
Finally, around 11 at night on august 10, together with other prisoners, he was driven in a truck toward the highway of Carmona. at the Km. 4 mark, during that hot night of San Lorenzo, anonymous fingers pulled the trigger and shot dead the renowed Casareño, Blas Infante leader of the movement for Andalusia.