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Jose Miguel Pey de Andrade


Jose Miguel Pey y Garcia de Andrade was a Colombian statesman and soldier and a leader of the independence movement from Spain. He is considered the first vice president and first president of Colombia. He was a centralist (not a federalist).

Background

Jose Miguel Pey, a Criollo, was born on March 11, 1763 in Santa Fe de Bogota, New Granada into a distinguished family. His father, Juan Francisco Pey, was an oidor, or judge, of the Audiencia of Santa Fe de Bogota, one of the most important positions at the time. Jose Miguel Pey studied at the ''Colegio Mayor de ...

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