GUZMAN BLANCO Antonio (Guzmn Blanco Antonio)( President of Venezuela.)
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Biography GUZMAN BLANCO Antonio (Guzmn Blanco Antonio)
Born in Caracas on February 28, 1829 in the family of journalist. In 1864, when the constitution was adopted by the Federalist, Guzmц¦n Blanco was the vice-president, then was sacked as conservatives, but in 1868 again came to power on a wave of liberal revolution. Elected president in 1873, Guzmц¦n Blanco rules until 1889. Reform the economy of the country, built the first railways to export coffee and cocoa, and enrich the state coffers. Limit the power of the church and confiscated the property of monasteries, had the education reform. On the other hand, he had a passion for personal enrichment, the establishment of an authoritarian regime, he carved his name on buildings and erected a statue depicting him in public places. Guzmц¦n Blanco had lived in Europe, managing the country through proxies. Deposed in 1889, Guzmц¦n Blanco settled in Paris. Guzmц¦n Blanco died in Paris on July 20, 1899.