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Buenaventura Baez
Birth: Jul. 14, 1812
Azua, Dominican Republic
Death: Mar. 14, 1884
Hormigueros Municipality
Puerto Rico, USA

Dominican Republic President. Born Ramón Buenaventura Báez Méndez in Hormigueros, Puerto Rico, he was a member of a wealthy prominent family in the Dominican Republic. Educated in Europe, his political career began by helping lead the revolt that established the independence of the Dominican Republic, in 1843. Elected as President in 1849, he served until his term ended when his government was overthrown by a coup d’état because of his involvement in corrupt financial transactions, in 1858. When Spain abandoned the Dominican Republic in 1865, he was again made President in 1868 and was forced to leave office in 1874. He again served as President (1876-78) and was then exiled permanently to Puerto Rico, until his death at age 71. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Ramon Baez Machado (1858 - 1929)*
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Catedral Primada de America
Santo Domingo
Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
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Record added: Jun 03, 2000
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Buenaventura Baez
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Buenaventura Baez
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To my great,great grandfather. Thank you for giving me and your descendants such a rich legacy to aspire to. To my distant cousins whom I never met, God Bless you all. May we live up to our great potential by not extinguishing the fiery blood that run...(Read more)
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