Pedro Santana


Birthday June 29, 1801

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace Haiti

DEATH DATE Jun 16, 1864 (62)

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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.

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

He was married three times with each marriage ending in a divorce.

Associated With

He was a dictator like Idi Amin Dada.