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Mariano Ospina Rodriguez


Mariano Ospina Rodriguez was a Colombian politician, journalist and lawyer, founder of the Colombian Conservative Party and later President of Colombia between 1857 and 1861Arismendi Posada, Ignacio; Gobernantes Colombianos; trans. Colombian Presidents; Interprint Editors Ltd., Italgraf, Segunda Edicion; Page 73; Bogota, Colombia; 1983during the Granadine Confederation.

Ospina was the father of president Pedro Nel Ospina, and grand father of president Mariano Ospina Perez.

With his vast experience and knowledge about the cultivation of coffee, he devoted himself to promoting and teaching the growing of coffee to the farmers and peasants of Colombia. In 1880 he established the first public University in Colombia (Escuela Nacional de Minas de Medellin) and published his first textbooks about efficient and effective coffee growing techniques". The nation profited richly from Don Mariano's efforts, research and teachings. His passion, knowledge, vision, tenacity and hard labor facilitated the development of coffee growing into Colombia's main export crop, transforming forever the nations economy.

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Colombian Conservative Party; Biographies: Mariano Ospina Rodriguez

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