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Manuel Rodriguez Torices


Manuel Rodri­guez Torices was a Neogranadine statesman, lawyer, journalist, and Precursor of the Independence of Colombia. He was part of the Triumvirate of the United Provinces of New Granada in 1815, and served as Vice President of the United Provinces after the triumvirate. He was executed during the Reign of Terror of Pablo Morillo in 1816.

Rodriguez was born on May 24, 1788 in Cartagena de IndiasHombres y ciudades: Antologia del paisaje, de las letras y de los hombres de Colombia By Gustavo Otero Munoz in the Province of Barlovento part of the Viceroyalty of the New Granada, in what is now the Bolivar Department in Colombia. His parents were don Matias Rodriguez Torices, from Burgos, Spain, and dona Maria Trinidad Quiros y Navarro de Acevedo, from Santafe de Bogota.America Espanola By Gabriel Porras Troconis He attended elementary school in Cartagena, and then attended the Our Lady of the Rosary University in Santafe de Bogota, where he graduated in Law.

On November 11, 1811, the junta declared absolute independence from Spain, the crown, Rodriguez was one of the precursors of the independence, and a member of the Junta, and so was a signer of its Constitution. Rodriguez became Governor President of Cartagena de Indias on April 1, 1812, following the resignation of Jose Maria del Rea, the Convention of the State of Cartagena granted dictatorial powers to Torices to better handle the situation the State was in.

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