Joaquín París Ricaurte

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Joaquín París Ricaurte
Colombian Army Commander in Chief
In office
October 25, 1860 – April 1, 1861
Preceded by Pedro Alcántara Herrán
Succeeded by Ramón Espina Gámez
Personal details
Born (1795-08-15)August 15, 1795
Bogotá, Colombia
Died October 2, 1868(1868-10-02) (aged 73)
Honda, Colombia
Spouse(s) María Dolores De la Roche Domínguez
Religion Roman Catholic

Joaquín Paris y Ricaurte (Bogotá, Colombia, August 15, 1795 – Honda, Colombia, October 2, 1868)[citation needed] was a hero of the Latin American war for independence.

Paris was born in the former city of Santa Fe in Colombia to an aristocratic family of Spanish descent. His father was born in Madrid and came to Santa Fe as Secretary of Virey Messía de la Cerda. Prior to the independence war, he joined the patriotic ranks, ten days after declaration of independence.

Governor of Neiva and Cundinamarca States. Secretary of War, vicepresident of Colombia in 1955, 87 years after his death.

París died in Honda in 1868.