Francisco de Paula Santander, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Francisco de Paula Santander

Colombian military and political leader

Date of Birth: 02-Apr-1792

Place of Birth: Villa del Rosario, Norte de Santander Department, Colombia

Date of Death: 06-Mar-1840

Profession: politician

Nationality: Colombia

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Francisco de Paula Santander

  • Francisco JosĂ© de Paula Santander y Omaña (Huila, Colombia, April 2, 1792 – SantafĂ© de Bogotá, Colombia, May 6, 1840), was a Colombian military and political leader during the 1810–1819 independence war of the United Provinces of New Granada (present-day Colombia).
  • He was the acting President of Gran Colombia between 1819 and 1826, and later elected by Congress as the President of the Republic of New Granada between 1832 and 1837.
  • Santander came to be known as "The Man of the Laws" ("El Hombre de las Leyes").

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