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Francisco Gonzalez Guinan

Francisco Gonzalez Guinan (3 October 1841 7 December 1932), was a Venezuelan politician, journalist, lawyer, prominent historian of the 19th century in his country, and one of the main supporters of the figure of Antonio Guzman Blanco.

Gonzalez Guinan was born in Valencia, Carabobo, to lawyer Francisco Gonzalez and Antonia Guinan, during the days of Jose Antonio Paez and the domination of Conservative Party. Received primary and secondary education at his hometown, graduating as bachelor in philosophy at the Carabobo school in 1857, in the same institute, starts the studies of case law (1858-1861), which ends at the Central University of Venezuela, obtaining the law degree in 1862, at this time the country was going through a bloody Federal War.

In 1879, Guinan was secretary general of the Revolucion Reivindicadora (Revolution of Claims), leaded by General Jose Gregorio Cedeno, with the main intention of return power to Guzman Blanco. On 26 February, after the returning of Guzman to presidency, was appointed as Minister of Development. Between April, until December, 1879, was head of government of his native state Carabobo, from December, 1879 to July, 1880, was in charge again of the Ministry of Development. Later, returned to Valencia, being the director of "La Voz Publica".

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