Person - Caicedo Sanz de Santamaría, José Domingo (1783-1843)

Caicedo Sanz de Santamaría, José Domingo (1783-1843)




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Caicedo Sanz de Santamaría, José Domingo (1783-1843)Other forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Bogotá (Distrito Capital, Colombia)  1783-08-04 - 1843-07-01


He was a government representative, lawyer and the President of the Great Colombia. He was the son of Luis de Caicedo Flórez and Josefa Sanz de Santamaría. He studied Philosophy and Theology at Del Rosario University. He practiced law at the Court of Santa Fe. He was elected as a representative in 1810; during his stay in Spain he fought the French in the battle of El Barroso (1811). That same year he asked for a permit to return to his country, abandoning the peninsular coasts before obtaining the permit, which led to reports unfavorable to him. He arrived in America in the company of Vicente Bolívar, Simón Bolívar's brother. He later joined the patriotic cause of independence. After Bolivar's triumph, he played an important political role in the new Republic, first as governor of the province of Neiva, later as part of the Granada Congress and then as Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Foreign Affairs. He was vice president in 1829 and 1830 and became president at the same time, replacing Joaquín Mosquera. He repeated in office during the years 1831, 1840, 1841 and 1843. In 1815 he married Juana Jurado.

Cortes de Cádiz, 1810-1813

Date of the event: 1810 - 1813



(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Legislators in  Nueva Granada (virreinato, jurisdicción antigua)

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Cádiz (España)

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Bogotá (Distrito Capital, Colombia) in 1783-08-04


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 .

García León, José María. Los diputados doceañistas : una aproximación al estudio de los diputados de las Cortes Generales y Extraordinarias (1810-1813). José Mª García León. [Cádiz]: Ayuntamiento de Cádiz. 2 v. (808 p.). 84-89736-51-0.

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Royal Audiencia of Santa Fe  ( He/She is a member of )

Associative relations :

Bolívar, Simón (1783-1830)  ( He/She/It collaborated with )

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

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