Francisco de Paula Sosa Escalante (1848–1925) was a writer, poet, historian, biographer and journalist.Born in the city of Campeche, then still a part of Yucatan, he studied Latin, philosophy and law. Active in politics during the turbulent 19th century, he became increasingly influential and eventually he moved to Coyoacán. He is remembered for having proposed the positioning of monuments along the then-young Paseo de la Reforma. This was during the administration of Porfirio Díaz. He died in poverty in 1925.