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Manuel Uribe Angel

Manuel Maria Uribe Angel MD (4 September 182216 June 1904) was a Colombian physician, geographer and politician, he has been called the "father of medicine of Antioquia" for his great contributions to the advances of the practice of medicine in Colombia and the Antioquia Department. He was also known outside the realm of medicine for his studies and works on the geography and history of Colombia. He also served as President of the then Sovereign State of Antioquia and as Senator of Colombia.

Manuel Uribe Angel died on 16 June 1904 in Medellin at the age of 81. He had been blind his last seven years, and was only survived only by his widow Magdalena, as they never had children. After his death his body was interred in the San Pedro Cemetery. His memory was kept alive as a man of wisdom and science, the Congress of Colombia passed a law commemorating his death and allocating a special endowment to have two oil painting made to consecrate his image, one for his widow and the other to be displayed at the Library of Zea. In his home town of Envigado there is both a hospital and a educational institute for secondary education that carry his name.

The Academy of History of Antioquia, honored his contribution by creating the medal Order of the Centenary of Manuel Uribe Angel, that grants those individuals that contribute to the history of Antioquia, its study, or its preservation; President Alvaro Uribe Velez received such distinction on 26 March 2008

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