|20th President of Peru|
August 2, 1872 – August 2, 1876
|Preceded by||Mariano Herencia Zevallos|
|Succeeded by||Mariano Ignacio Prado|
|Born||August 9, 1834|
|Died||November 16, 1878(aged 44)|
|Political party||Civilista Party|
Born in Lima, Peru, he was the founder of the most important political party of the era (Civilista Party). He was elected president by the Peruvian Congress after a failed coup launched by colonel Tomás Gutierrez.
One of the most controversial acts that were committed during his presidency was the signing of a "Mutual Protection Pact" with Bolivia in 1873. The objective of this pact was to protect themselves from what they perceived as "Chilean Imperialism" and a growing desire of Chile for the allied provinces of Tarapacá and Litoral.
On November 16, 1878, Manuel Pardo was assassinated by gunshot.
His son, José Pardo y Barreda, also became President of Peru.
- Gootenberg, Paul. Imagining Development: Economic Ideas in Peru's "Fictitious Prosperity" of Guano, 1840-1880. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press, c1993 1993.
|President of the Senate
1876 – 1878
Mariano Herencia Zevallos
|President of Peru
1872 – 1876
Mariano Ignacio Prado
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