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Juan Crisostomo Torrico
Juan Crisostomo Torrico Gonzalez was President of Peru during a brief period in 1842.
Torrico Gonzalez participated in the army of Jose de San Martin. He subsequently joined the ranks of Agustin Gamarra and participated under his leadership campaigns against the Peru-Bolivian Confederation, where the Peruvian forces were defeated in 1841 and Gamarra died in the battle of Ingavi on November 18, 1841.
After Gamarra's death, Manuel Menendez assumed the presidency of Peru. Torrico Gonzalez launched a successful coup d'etat against Manuel Menendez and assumed the presidency of Peru. His grab for power was short-lived since Peru was suffering various civil wars and Torrico Gonzalez was ousted during that same year by Juan Francisco de Vidal.
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