Juan Pablo Duarte

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Birthday
26, 1813
Death Date
Jul 15, 1876 (63)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
26, 1813
Death Date
Jul 15, 1876 (63)

About

Liberal thinker who liberated the Dominican Republic from Haitian rule in 1844 and helped establish a democratic government.

Before Fame

He both orchestrated and financed the Dominican War of Independence which eventually led him to financial ruin.

Trivia

The highest mountain peak in the Caribbean was named Pico Duarte in his honor.

Family Life

He was born in Santo Domingo to Manuela Jimenez and Spaniard Juan Jose.

Associated With

Duarte was, at one point, a likely candidate for the presidency of the Dominican Republic; however, general and political leader, Pedro Santana, took control of the country and exiled Duarte.