Vicente Rocafuerte

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Vicente Rocafuerte
2nd President of Ecuador
In office
August 8, 1835 – January 31, 1839
Vice President Juan Bernardo León
Preceded by Juan José Flores
Succeeded by Juan José Flores
2nd Supreme Chief of the State
In office
June 8. 1835 – August 8, 1835
Supreme Chief of the Department of Guayas
In office
September 10. 1834 – June 22, 1835
Personal details
Born May 1, 1783(1783-05-01)
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died May 16, 1847(1847-05-16) (aged 64)
Lima, Peru
Spouse(s) Baltasara Calderón
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Vicente Rocafuerte y Bejarano (May 1, 1783 – May 16, 1847) was an influential figure in Ecuadorian politics. He served as President of Ecuador from September 10, 1834 to January 31, 1839.

Rocafuerte was born into an aristocratic family in Guayaquil, Ecuador on May 1, 1783. During his youth, was sent to Madrid to finish his education. He returned to Ecuador in 1807. Rocafuerte died on May 16, 1847 in Lima, Peru from complications of a fever. He was 64 years old.

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