Pedro Blanco Soto

Pedro Blanco Soto (19 October 1795 – 1 January 1829) was a Bolivian general and politician who served as the 5th President of Bolivia for just one week from 1828 to 1829 cut short by his assassination in a convent called La Recoletta in Sucre on New Year's Day 1829. He was shot on the roof above a stairwell while attempting to escape. A small plaque now marks the spot in the Museo de la Recoletta. He was well known for his pro-Peru stance and this is generally the reason attributed to his assassination.

Pedro Blanco Soto
Pedro Blanco. Villavicencio, Antonio. c. 1800s, Museo de Charcas, Sucre.png
Portrait by Antonio Villavicencio, Museo de Charcas, Sucre
5th President of Bolivia
In office
26 December 1828 – 1 January 1829
Vice PresidentJosé Ramón de Loayza
Preceded byJosé Ramón de Loayza (acting)
Succeeded byJosé Miguel de Velasco (acting)
Personal details
Pedro Blanco Soto

(1795-10-19)19 October 1795
Cochabamba, Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata (now Bolivia)
Died1 January 1829(1829-01-01) (aged 33)
Sucre, Bolivia
Cause of deathAssassination
Spouse(s)Ana Ferrufino
Parent(s)José Manuel Blanco
Vicenta Soto
RelativesCarlos Blanco Galindo (grandson)


Political offices
Preceded by
José Ramón de Loayza
Provisional acting
President of Bolivia
Succeeded by