Jose Matias Delgado

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Birthday
24, 1767
Birthplace
El Salvador
Death Date
Nov 12, 1832 (65)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
24, 1767
Birthplace
El Salvador
Death Date
Nov 12, 1832 (65)

About

Salvadoran independence leader often called "El Padre de la Patria Salvadoreña." He served as president of the Central American Congress from 1821 to 1823 and also worked as both a physician and a religious leader.

Before Fame

He attended Tridentino Seminary in Guatemala and became a priest before returning to El Salvador and becoming the vicar of San Salvador.

Trivia

He bought the first printing press in El Salvador and began publishing the first newspaper, El Semanario Político Mercanti, in 1824.

Family Life

He, his nephew, and his two brothers were all involved in the Salvadoran independence movement.

Associated With

Gerardo Barrios served as President of El Salvador from 1859 to 1863.