Pedro Gual Escandon
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Pedro Jose Ramon Gual Escandon , was a Venezuelan lawyer, politician, journalist and diplomat. Creator of the foreign policy of Venezuela and the Greater Colombia, President of Venezuela in three opportunities and member of the Conservative Centralist party.
Being born in Caracas, son of Jose Ignacio Gual and Josefa Monica Escandon, was nephew of Manuel Gual, who in 1797, along with Jose Maria Espana, organized a revolutionary movement against Spanish domination in Venezuela, known as the Conspiracy of Gual and Espana; As consequence of that, his family was subject of persecution by the authorities.
Gual Escandon, completed his studies at the Royal and Pontifical University of Caracas, where obtained the degrees of Licentiate in 1806, Doctor of Theology in 1807 and lawyer in 1808. Having as teacher Juan German Roscio, future Foreign Secretary of the Supreme Junta of Caracas. Began his career as a lawyer at the legal desk of Felipe Fermin Paul, between 1809 and early 1810, strong rumors against the Spanish regime circulates in Caracas. Authorities suspect that Gual is one of those who illegally spread news favorable to the cause of the Independence of Latin America, that promotes Francisco de Miranda from London.
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