Joaquín Suárez

Joaquín Luis Miguel Suárez de Rondelo (August 18, 1781 in Canelones – December 26, 1868 in Montevideo) was a Uruguayan political figure.

Head of State of UruguayEdit

In December 1828, Suárez served as the first head of state of the territory that was about to be known as Uruguay two years later.

President of UruguayEdit

He served as the President of the Senate of Uruguay from 1841 to 1845.[1] Suárez served in the office designated as President of Uruguay from 1843 to 1852, during the Uruguayan Civil War. However, his effective rule was limited to the old city of Montevideo; historians remember this rule as "Gobierno de la Defensa" (Defense Government), as he was defending the city during the Great Siege of Montevideo, which in turn was led by Manuel Oribe, who ruled over the rest of the country.

He was the country's longest ruling president.

Designer of Uruguayan flagEdit

He is credited with designing the Uruguayan flag.

LegacyEdit

The town of Joaquín Suárez is named after him.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ PRESIDENCIA DE LA ASAMBLEA GENERAL Y DEL SENADO PRESIDENCIA DE LA CAMARA DE REPRESENTANTES (October 29, 2013). "Parlamentarios Uruguayos 1830-2005" (PDF). www.parlamento.gub.uy.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Manuel Oribe
President of Uruguay
Acting

1843 – 1852
Succeeded by
Bernardo Berro