José María Vargas, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


José María Vargas

President of Venezuela from 1835–1836

Date of Birth: 10-Mar-1786

Place of Birth: La Guaira, Estado La Guaira, Venezuela

Date of Death: 14-Jul-1854

Profession: politician

Nationality: Venezuela

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About José María Vargas

  • José María Vargas Ponce (10 March 1786, La Guaira – 13 April 1854, New York City) was the President of Venezuela from 1835–1836. He graduated with a degree in philosophy from the Seminario Tridentino, and obtained in 1809 his medical degree from the Real y Pontificia Universidad de Caracas.
  • Vargas was imprisoned in 1813 for revolutionary activities.
  • Upon his release in 1813, he travelled to Europe for medical training.
  • Vargas performed cataract surgery.
  • He was one of the earliest oculists (eye surgeons) in Puerto Rico after his arrival there in 1817.
  • He returned to Venezuela to practice medicine and surgery in 1825.
  • He resigned from his presidency in 1836.

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