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Gen Francisco Vicente Aguilera
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Birth: Jun. 22, 1821
Granma, Cuba
Death: Feb. 22, 1877
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Major General and Ex-Vice President of the insurrectionary government of Cuba. He was born in the village of Bayamo, Cuba where he later would become mayor. In his late teens he attended and graduated from the University of Havana receiving a Bachelor of Laws degree. After his father died he was left a large fortune which he used to continue his planting pursuits. As a youth he had acquired a dislike of the Spanish and by 1851 began to conspire against the Spanish government joining with other groups to attempt their overthrow. He became a leader of the Cuban people leading the efforts to speak out against the colonial rule of the Spanish and ultimately led the outbreak of hostilities against the Spanish in 1867. By late 1868 the revolt was now led by Carlos Manuel de Cespedes. Aguilera argued against beginning the revolution before they were financially and militarily prepared, but was overruled by Cespedes. Aguilera was a Cuban patriot who felt the plight of his fellow Cubans and willingly donated his money to support the revolution. He not only put his money into the revolution he put his livestock at the disposal of the revolution. The revolution failed and it wasn't until after the Spanish American war that Cuban was freed from Spanish colonial rule. In addition to his duties as Vice President and Major General of Cuba he was Minister of War and Commander in Chief of the Eastern District of Cuba. After his funeral he was taken to Marble Cemetery and placed in the receiving vault. At the time of his death he was destitute and he wasn't returned to Bayamo, Cuba until October 10, 1910.
New York Marble Cemetery, 2nd Ave
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Created by: Saratoga
Record added: May 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90614825
Gen Francisco Vicente Aguilera
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