Antonio José de Sucre
|2nd President of Bolivia|
29 December 1825 – 18 April 1828
|Preceded by||Simón Bolívar|
|Succeeded by||José María Pérez de Urdininea|
|4th President of Perú|
23 June 1823 – 17 July 1823
|Preceded by||José de la Riva Agüero|
|Succeeded by||José Bernardo de Tagle|
Antonio José de Sucre y Alcalá
February 3, 1795
Cumaná, Captaincy General of Venezuela (in present-day Venezuela)
|Died||June 4, 1830 (aged 35)|
Outside Pasto, Republic of New Granada (in present-day Arboleda, Colombia)
|Resting place||Cathedral of Quito|
|Spouse(s)||Maríana de Carcelén y Larrea, Marquise of Solanda|
|Children||Teresa Sucre y Carcelén|
|Honorary title||Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho|
Antonio José de Sucre y Alcalá (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈtonjo xoˈse ðe ˈsukɾe j alkaˈla] (listen); February 3, 1795 – June 4, 1830), known as the "Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho" (English: "Grand Marshal of Ayacucho"), was a Venezuelan independence leader. He was the fourth President of Peru and the second President of Bolivia.
Sucre was one of Simón Bolívar's closest friends, generals and statesmen. The city of Sucre, Bolivia's capital, is named for him, as is a state of Venezuela and a department of Colombia. The Mariscal Sucre International Airport of Ecuador's capital Quito are also named after him.
Ecuador’s former currency the “Sucre” was also named after him.
Sucre was shot and killed by multiple assassins on June 4, 1830 at the age of 35.
References[change | change source]
- Monroy, Ramón Rocha (June 5, 2009). "Ultimas cartas de Sucre" (in Spanish). Bolpress.