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Antonio Flores Jijon


Juan Antonio Maria Flores y Jijon de Vivanco (23 October 1833 - 30 August 1915) was President of Ecuador 17 August 1888 to 30 June 1892.

Antonio Flores was born in Quito at Carondelet Palace (the presidential residence) while his father, General Juan Jose Flores, presided over the nation. His mother was Mercedes Jijon de Vivanco y Chiriboga, daughter of the Count of Casa Jijon, member of one of Quito's old aristocratic families. During the first presidency of Gabriel Garcia Moreno, Flores was an ambassador in Paris, London, and Washington. He died in Geneva, Switzerland. He was married to Leonor Ruiz de Apodaca y Garcia-Tienza, a native of Cuba. His vicepresident and predecessor was Pedro Jose Cevallos.

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Official Website of the Ecuadorian Government about the country President's History

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