Camilo Torres Tenorio
|Camilo Torres Tenorio|
|President of the Congress, entrusted with the Federal Executive Power*|
October 4, 1812 – October 5, 1814
|Preceded by||Antonio Nariño|
|Succeeded by||Joaquín Camacho|
|President of the United Provinces of the New Granada|
November 15, 1815 – March 14, 1816
|Vice President||Manuel Rodríguez Torices|
|Preceded by||José Miguel Pey de Andrade|
|Succeeded by||José Fernández Madrid|
|Born||November 22, 1766
|Died||October 5, 1816
|Spouse(s)||Francisca Prieto y Ricaurte|
|Alma mater||Our Lady of the Rosary University|
Camilo Torres Tenorio (November 22, 1766 – October 5, 1816) was a Colombian politician. He is credited as being an early founder of the nation due to his role in early struggles for independence from Spain.
Torres and Antonio Nariño had grave political disagreements that divided the independence movement.
During the Spanish invasion of New Granada, Torres was captured in the city of Buenaventura, being imprisoned by royalist and Spanish troops. He was executed for treason against the Spanish monarchy on October 5, 1816.
- Osterling, Jorge Pablo (1988-12-01). Democracy in Colombia: Clientelist Politics and Guerrilla Warfare. Transaction Publishers. ISBN 9781412821520.
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