José María Cabral

General José María Cabral y Luna (born Ingenio Nuevo; December 12, 1816 in San Cristóbal Province – February 28, 1899 in Santo Domingo) was a Dominican military figure and politician. He served as the first Supreme Chief of the Dominican Republic from August 4, 1865 to November 15 of that year and again officially as president from August 22, 1866 until January 3, 1868.

José María Cabral
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BornDecember 12, 1816
San Cristóbal Province
DiedFebruary 28, 1899 (aged 82)
Santo Domingo
Allegiance Dominican Republic
Service/branch Dominican Army
Battles/warsDominican War of Independence

Cibaeño Revolution

Dominican Restoration War
Six Years' War

Early life and familyEdit

Cabral was born near San Cristóbal to a prominent and wealthy Criollo family from Hincha. His parents were Ramona de Luna y Andújar, who was cousin of the Virgins of Galindo, and Juan Marcos Cabral y Aybar.

He was uncle of future Dominican president Marcos Antonio Cabral.



On August 17, 1865 President Cabral abolished capital punishment and banishment in the Dominican Republic.[1]


  1. ^ "Efemérides" (in Spanish). Diario Libre. 16 August 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  • Biography at the Enciclopedia Virtual Dominicana
Political offices
Preceded by
President of the Dominican Republic
Succeeded by