Pedro Gual Escandón, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Pedro Gual Escandón

President of Venezuela

Date of Birth: 17-Jan-1783

Place of Birth: Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela

Date of Death: 06-May-1862

Profession: lawyer, politician, diplomat, journalist

Nationality: Venezuela

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Pedro Gual Escandón

  • Pedro José Ramón Gual (Caracas, Venezuela, 17 January 1783 – Guayaquil, Ecuador, 6 May 1862), was a Venezuelan lawyer, politician, journalist and diplomat.
  • During the Venezuelan War of Independence he came to the United States to buy weapons for the Patriots.
  • In 1815 he came to stay in the home of Manuel Torres.
  • With Torres and other agents he helped organize General Francisco Xavier Mina's ill-fated expedition to Mexico, with Gual acting as Mina's press agent.
  • Gual was one of the men who signed Gregor MacGregor's commission to invade Amelia Island in 1817, which offended President James Monroe's administration; thereafter he left the U.S.In 1824 as chancellor of Great Colombia he negotiated with the U.S.
  • diplomat Richard Clough Anderson Jr.
  • and concluded the Anderson–Gual Treaty, the first bilateral treaty that the U.S.
  • signed with another American state.
  • He was President of Venezuela for three periods (1858, 1859, and 1861) and a member of the Conservative Centralist party.

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