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José Joaquín de Olmedo

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José Joaquín de Olmedo
President of Ecuador
In office
March 6, 1845 – December 8, 1845
Preceded byJuan José Flores
Succeeded byVicente Ramón Roca
Personal details
BornMarch 20, 1780
Guayaquil, Ecuador
DiedFebruary 19, 1847(1847-02-19) (aged 66)
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Spouse(s)María Rosa Icaza y Silva
Alma materUniversidad Mayor de San Marcos

José Joaquín de Olmedo y Maruri (March 20, 1780 – February 19, 1847) was a patriot and poet. He was the son of the Spanish Captain Don Miguel de Olmedo y Troyano and the Guayaquilean Ana Francisca de Maruri y Salavarría.

Olmedo was born on March 20, 1780 in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

On October 9, 1820, Olmedo and others declared the city of Guayaquil independent from Spain. He was President of the Free Province of Guayaquil until it was united to Gran Colombia by Simón Bolívar against Olmedo's will. He was also twice mayor of Guayaquil.

He was Vice President of Ecuador from 1830 to 1831.

He was President of Ecuador from June 6, 1845, to December 8, 1845, surviving an attempted coup on June 18 of that year.

Olmedo died on February 19, 1847 in Guayaquil, Ecuador from complications of yellow fever. He was 66 years old.

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