Person - Cabarcas González Argüelles, Juan José (1774-1847)

Cabarcas González Argüelles, Juan José (1774-1847)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Cartagena de Indias (Bolívar, Colombia)  1774-03-27 - 1847-04-15


Bishop of Panama and government representative. Son of Bernardino Cabarcas and Tomasa González de Argüelles. PhD on Theology at the Colegio de Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Santa Fe). He began his ecclesiastical career as master teacher at the Cathedral of Cartagena de Indias, a position he also held at the Cathedral of Panama, diocese of which he became Bishop in 1836. Being loyal to the monarchy but in favor of liberalizing economic measures that contributed to the development of the Panamanian isthmus, he was a constant support to the realist cause, as he made constant economical donations. His election as government representative represented a triumph of his most conciliatory and moderate ideas against the conservative radicalism of Bishop Manuel González de Acuña. In 1813, he arrived to the Iberian Peninsula, where he defended the Panamanian interests and privileges such as free trade, as necessary measures to avoid the rupture with Spain. In 1820, during the Trienio Liberal (Liberal Triennium), he was re-elected representative. While he was absent, Panama's independence took place, to which he had always opposed. Then, he feared that his return would bring some kind of retaliation. Nevertheless, he did return to Panama without any problem and even became a bishop. His work at the head of the bishopric was focused on improving the education of his parishioners.

Cortes de Cádiz, 1810-1813

Date of the event: 1810 - 1813

Cortes ordinarias, 1813-1814

Date of the event: 1813 - 1814

Liberal Triennium, 1820-1823

Date of the event: 1820 - 1823



(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Legislators in  Nueva Granada (virreinato, jurisdicción antigua)


Lugar de Nacimiento:

Cartagena de Indias (Bolívar, Colombia) in 1774-03-27

Lugar de Defunci¿n:

Panamá in 1847-04-15


Diccionario biográfico de parlamentarios españoles. 1, Cortes de Cádiz, 1810-1814 [Madrid]: Cortes Generales, Servicios de Publicaciones. 1 disco (CD-ROM). 978-84-7943-386-4 .

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Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia)  ( He/She is a member of )

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