Person - Montilla, Mariano (1782-1851)

Montilla, Mariano (1782-1851)




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1782-09-08 - 1851-09-22


Mariano Montilla (Caracas, September 8, 1782 ? Caracas, Venezuela, September 22, 1851). He was a spanish-venezuelan soldier. He was the son of Juan Pablo Montilla Briceño and Juana Antonia Díaz Padrón. He married to Josefa Antonia Paniza Ayos and Necolalde. They had children, Dolores and Ignacia de Montilla and Paniza. He participated in the Latin American independence processes. He was an important protagonist of that processes in Venezuela and Colombia. He also was General of Division of the Great Colombia and Venezuela. In 1810, he was appointed as Commander of the Squadron of militia volunteers from the valleys of Aragua, fighting in the realist insurrection that broke out in Valencia in 1811. He joined the forces of the Liberator Simón Bolívar (1783-1830), participating in several battles. Consequently the loss of the second Republic, he had to emigrate to Cartagena de Indias, where he helped in the defense of the plaza facing the Spanish General Pablo Morillo (1775-1837). He was appointed Military Governor of the city, was promoted to Colonel and in 1821, he got the surrender of Cartagena de Indias. In 1824, he was promoted to General of Division. In 1828, he received the appointment of Highest Official of the departments of the Isthmus (Panama), Magdalena and Zulia. He signed as a witness in two last documents of Simón Bolívar on December 10, 1830: his proclamation and his testament. In 1834, he got England to recognize Venezuela as an independent State. He received the Cross of the Liberators and the title of Liberator of Magdalena for the services rendered.







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