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Antonio José de Sucre

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Antonio José de Sucre
2nd President of Bolivia
In office
29 December 1825 – 18 April 1828
Preceded bySimón Bolívar
Succeeded byJosé María Pérez de Urdininea
4th President of Perú
In office
23 June 1823 – 17 July 1823
Preceded byJosé de la Riva Agüero
Succeeded byJosé Bernardo de Tagle
Personal details
Antonio José de Sucre y Alcalá

(1795-02-03)February 3, 1795
Cumaná, Captaincy General of Venezuela (in present-day Venezuela)
DiedJune 4, 1830(1830-06-04) (aged 35)
Outside Pasto, Republic of New Granada (in present-day Arboleda, Colombia)
Resting placeCathedral of Quito
Spouse(s)Maríana de Carcelén y Larrea, Marquise of Solanda
ChildrenTeresa Sucre y Carcelén
Honorary titleGran Mariscal de Ayacucho

Antonio José de Sucre y Alcalá (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈtonjo xoˈse ðe ˈsukɾe j alkaˈla] (audio speaker iconlisten); 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.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Monroy, Ramón Rocha (June 5, 2009). "Ultimas cartas de Sucre" (in Spanish). Bolpress.