Francisco de Paula Santander (Francisco de Paula Santander)( One of the leaders of the patriotic forces in the War for the independence of Spanish colonies in America, 1810-26, the national hero of Colombia.)
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Biography Francisco de Paula Santander (Francisco de Paula Santander)
1792 - 1840
In 1819, Santander was chief Patriotic Army. Participated along with Simon Bolivar in the Battle of Boyaca and the release of Bogota (1819). In 1819-28, Vice-President of Gran Colombia, during the military campaigns of Bolivar de facto President. In September 1828 charged with conspiracy against Bolivar, and was sentenced to death, which was replaced by the expulsion of their country. After the death of Bolivar and the collapse of Gran Colombia, Santander returned to New Granada. In 1832-37 President of the Republic of New Granada. He was one of the founders of the Liberal Party represented the interests of the rising bourgeoisie. He has made a great contribution to the development of education founded several educational institutions, contributed to the weakening influence of the church in education. From 1838 member of Congress.