Miguel de San Román

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Miguel de San Román Meza
35th President of Peru
In office
October 24, 1862 – April 3, 1863
Preceded by Ramón Castilla
Succeeded by Ramón Castilla
Personal details
Born May 17, 1802
Puno, Peru
Died April 3, 1863
Lima, Peru
Nationality Peruvian
Profession Soldier

Miguel de San Román Meza (May 17, 1802, Puno, Peru – April 3, 1863, Lima, Peru) was President of Peru for a brief period between 1862 and 1863.

In 1822 he served under Simón Bolívar and participated in the Battle of Ayacucho. From there on, San Román participated in various battles during the first years of the Peruvian republican period. He supported Agustín Gamarra until his defeat in the battle of Ingavi.

Despite this defeat, San Román was awarded the grade of Gran Mariscal. He occupied the post of "President of the Council of State" between 1845 and 1849. In 1855 he was named Minister of War under Ramón Castilla, and later served as Prime Minister of Peru from July to October 1858. In 1862 he was elected as the President of Peru.

Miguel de San Román introduced the Peruvian Sol currency in 1863 and adopted the decimal system for standard weight and measures.

He died a couple of months after assuming power in the Lima district Chorrillos.

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