José Madriz

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José Madriz Rodríguez (21 July 1867 – 14 May 1911) was the President of Nicaragua from 21 December 1909 to 20 August 1910.[1]

José Madriz Rodríguez
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President of Nicaragua
In office
21 December 1909 – 20 August 1910
Preceded byJosé Santos Zelaya
Succeeded byJosé Dolores Estrada (Acting)
Personal details
José Santos Madriz Rodríguez

(1867-07-21)21 July 1867
León, Nicaragua
Died14 May 1911(1911-05-14) (aged 43)
Mexico City, Mexico
Political partyDemocratic Party
OccupationPolitician, Lawyer

Madriz was born on 21 July 1867, in León, Nicaragua. After President José Santos Zelaya resigned on December 21, 1909 in the face of an armed Counter-Revolution and United States opposition, Madriz assumed the presidency as a designate by the congress. Madriz attempted to establish an Anti-Imperialist struggle against USA interests, but active North American intervention in favor of the Oligarchic politicians proved insurmountable, and he went into exile in August 1910. He died in Mexico City on 14 May 1911.

In 1936, the newly created Madriz Department was named in his honor.


  1. ^ "Gobernantes de Nicaragua". Ministerio de Educación. 9 December 2012. Archived from the original on 9 October 2012.

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Political offices
Preceded by
José Santos Zelaya
President of Nicaragua
Succeeded by
José Dolores Estrada