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Juan Crisostomo Falcon

Juan Crisostomo Falcon y Zavarce was president of Venezuela (1863-1868).

Member of the liberal Venezuelan Federalist Party, he first served as president of Venezuela as the supreme chief of a rebel movement in August 1859, but the rebellion was soon crushed. He served as the recognized president of Venezuela from 1863 to 1868, when a conservative revolution headed by General Jose Tadeo Monagas ended his term as president. Also, he was briefly overthrown in 1865. At the end of his presidential term, Falcon emigrated to Europe. He died in Martinique in 1870. The state of Falcon is named afer him. ...

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