Gabriel García Moreno

Politician

1821 – 1875

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Who was Gabriel García Moreno?

Gabriel Gregorio Fernando José María García y Moreno y Morán de Buitrón was an Ecuadorian politician who twice served as President of Ecuador and was assassinated during his second term, after being elected to a third. He is noted for his conservatism, Catholic religious perspective and rivalry with liberal strongman Eloy Alfaro. Under his administration, Ecuador became a leader in science and higher education within Latin America. In addition to the advances in education and science, he was noted for economically and agriculturally advancing the country, as well as for his staunch opposition to corruption, even giving his own salary to charity.

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Born
Dec 24, 1821
Guayaquil
Also known as
  • Gabriel Garcia Moreno
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • Ecuador
Profession
Education
  • Central University of Ecuador
Died
Aug 6, 1875
Quito

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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