Juan Mora Fernández

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Jaun Mora Fernández
Escudo de la República Federal de Centro América.svgHead of State of Costa Rica
In office
7 April 1825 – 8 March 1829
Succeeded by himself
In office
8 March 1829 – 8 March 1833
Preceded by himself
Succeeded by José Rafael Gallegos Alvarado
Personal details
Born Juan Mora Fernández
12 July 1783
Flag of Costa Rica.svgSan José, Costa Rica
Died 16 December 1854
Political party Liberal

Juan Mora Fernández (1784 San José - 1854) was Costa Rica's first elected head of state in 1825. He was considered a liberal and decided to move the capital from Cartago to San José. He is remembered for instituting land reform. He followed a progressive course.

As a consequence of his land reform, he created an elite class of powerful coffee barons. The barons eventually overthrew one of his later successors.