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Jose Gregorio Monagas

Jose Gregorio Monagas was President of Venezuela 1851-1855 and brother of Jose Tadeo Monagas.

Early life and career

General Jose Gregorio Monagas was born in Aragua de Barcelona, Venezuela, in 1795. He started his military career very early in 1813, along with his brother Jose Tadeo.

Militar career

During the Venezuela's emancipation war, Monagas participated in several important campaigns against Spanish royalists Juan de Monteverde and Jose Tomas Boves. Because of his brave participation in the Battle of Carabobo, Simon Bolivar dubbed him the first lance of the East.

The Monagato (Monagas Dinasty)

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