Felipe Codallos

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Felipe Codallos (born in Guatemala) was a Central American general and politician. From May 7, 1823 to May 25, 1823 he was chief of state of the State of El Salvador within the Federal Republic of Central America, governing as military chief.

General Codallos was captain general of the Provinces of Guatemala from November 22, 1822 to March 7, 1823, under the Mexican Empire of Agustin de Iturbide. When Mexican General Vicente Filisola, who was in charge of enforcing Mexican authority in Central America, returned to Mexico, he named his second-in-charge, Codallos, military chief of El Salvador.

On May 25, 1823 the city government of San Salvador rebelled and required Imperial General Codallos and his 500 Mexican and Guatemalan soldiers to evacuate the city. A consultative junta then took power, led by Colonel José Rivas. On July 1, 1823 El Salvador, along with the rest of Central America, declared independence from the Mexican Empire.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Vicente Filisola
President of El Salvador
Succeeded by
Junta Consultiva