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Tomas Cipriano de Mosquera



Tomas Cipriano de Mosquera y Arboleda (1798 - 1878) was a Colombian general and political figure. After taking power during the Colombian Civil War of 1860-1862 he was president of Colombia between 1863 and 1864, and again from 1866 until 1867.

After suffering face wounds during a battle in 1824, which forced him to use a metal prosthesis, Mosquera was nicknamed "Mascachochas" by some of his contemporary critics.

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