Camilo Torres Tenorio
|Camilo Torres Tenorio|
|President of the Congress, entrusted with the Federal Executive Power*|
October 4, 1812 – October 5, 1814
|Preceded by||Antonio Nariño|
José María del Castillo Rada,
|President of the United Provinces of the New Granada|
November 15, 1815 – March 14, 1816
|Vice President||Manuel Rodríguez Torices|
Manuel Rodríguez Torices,
|Succeeded by||José Fernández Madrid|
|Born||November 22, 1766
|Died||October 5, 1816
|Spouse(s)||Francisca Prieto y Ricaurte|
|Alma mater||Our Lady of the Rosary University|
|*Leader of Congress acting in rebellion against Antonio Nariño’s Government.|
Camilo Torres Tenorio (November 22, 1766 – October 5, 1816) was a Colombian politician. He is credited as being an early founder of the nation due to his role in early struggles for independence from Spain.
Torres and Antonio Nariño had grave political disagreements that divided the independence movement.
During the Spanish invasion of New Granada, Torres was captured in the city of Buenaventura, being imprisoned by royalist and Spanish troops. He was executed for treason against the Spanish monarchy on October 5, 1816.
- Democracy in Colombia, by Jorge P. Osterling http://books.google.com/books?id=btQNtc6gBnEC&pg=PA48&dq=Camilo+Torres+Tenorio&ei=pyP6SfPwLp2EyATJqrStDw
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