Salvadoran politician who was the President of El Salvador from 1859 to 1863. The cities of Ciudad Barrios and San Gerardo are named after him.
He was a part of the army of the last president of the Federation of Central American Estates, Francisco Morazan.
He was a member of the Liberal Party and as president he promoted the industries of coffee production and silk-elaboration.
He was raised in a Catholic family with four children.
He was President of El Salvador while Abraham Lincoln was President of the United States.