Miguel de San Román
|Miguel de San Román Meza|
|35th President of Peru|
October 24, 1862 – April 3, 1863
|Preceded by||Ramón Castilla|
|Succeeded by||Ramón Castilla|
|Born||May 17, 1802
|Died||April 3, 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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