Three-time President of the Dominican Republic who ruled as a dictator. He led his country from 1844 to 1848, 1853 to 1856, and from 1858 to 1861.
He was a cattle rancher who later joined the military.
He successfully separated the Dominican Republic from Haiti, but persecuted those who wanted Dominican independence from Spain.
He was married three times with each marriage ending in a divorce.
He was a dictator like Idi Amin Dada.