Carlos Antonio López

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Birthday
4, 1792
Birthplace
Paraguay
Death Date
Sep 10, 1862 (69)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
4, 1792
Birthplace
Paraguay
Death Date
Sep 10, 1862 (69)

About

The first ever President of Paraguay who served from 1844 to 1862. He was known for developing the army and disputing with foreign leaders; he served from 1841-62.

Before Fame

He was educated in the seminary at Asuncion.

Trivia

After the dictator José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia died he was secretary of the military junta that ruled the country.

Family Life

He married Juana Pabla Carrillo, and their son, Francisco Solano Lopez, succeeded him as president after his death.

Associated With

He and Abraham Lincoln were both presidents of their respective nations at the same time.