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Gen José Antonio Páez

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Gen José Antonio Páez

Birth
Municipio Páez, Portuguesa, Venezuela
Death 6 May 1873 (aged 82)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Caracas, Municipio Bolivariano Libertador, Capital District, Venezuela
Memorial ID 101208056 View Source
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Also known as José Antonio Páez Herrera, he was General in Chief of the army fighting Spain during the Venezuelan Wars of Independence.

Gen Páez was president of Venezuela from 1830 to 1835. Though not the "first president" he was the first president of an independent State of Venezuela following the break up of the Gran Colombia as set up by Simón Bolivar. In that era Venezuela was considered a Republic within the scheme of the Gran Colombia umbrella.
(shared by John De Ronde)


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