Manuel Ezequiel Bruzual
Manuel Ezequiel Bruzual , was a military leader committed to liberal ideas, also in charge of the War and Navy Ministry in 1864, and in 1868 was designated provisional President of Venezuela.
Bruzual participated actively in the Federal War, being know as the Courageous soldier of Federation, fought in Purereche, Buchivacoa, Barquisimeto and Portuguesa. Later, once the Federalist movement took government, President Juan Crisostomo Falcon designated him as War and Navy minister (1864), resigning to the position after being imprissioned for the charges of conspiring.
Bruzual departed to Puerto Cabello, and thence is proclaimed in exercise of the presidency, he enlists troops, but was defeated by Jose Ruperto Monagas, on 14 August 1868.
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