Joaquín Mosquera

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Joaquín Mosquera y Arboleda
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Oil painting by Ricardo Acevedo Bernal.
6th President of Colombia
In office
2 May 1831 – 11 November 1831
President Francisco de Paula Santander
Vice President Domingo de Caycedo y Sanz de Santamaría
Preceded by Rafael José Urdaneta Farías
Succeeded by Domingo de Caycedo y Sanz de Santamaría
4th President of Colombia
In office
13 June 1830 – 4 September 1830
Preceded by Domingo de Caycedo y Sanz de Santamaría
Succeeded by Rafael José Urdaneta Farías
Personal details
Born Joaquín Mariano Mosquera y Arboleda
(1787-12-14)14 December 1787
Popayán, Popayán, Viceroyalty of the New Granada
Died 4 April 1878(1878-04-04) (aged 90)
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Cundinamarca, United States of Colombia
Nationality Neogranadine
Spouse(s) María Josefa Mosquera Hurtado
Religion Roman Catholic
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Mosquera and the second or maternal family name is Arboleda.

Joaquín Mariano de Mosquera y Arboleda (14 December 1787 – 4 April 1878) was a Neogranadine statesman and a Founding Father of Colombia and served as the 6th and 4th President of Gran Colombia, and as the 3rd Vice President of the Republic of New Granada. During the administration of President Simón Bolívar, he was named as the 1st Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the nascent states of Peru, the United Provinces of South America, and Chile with the purpose of creating unity amongst the South American nations.

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