José María Vargas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Jose María Vargas
José María Vargas by Martín Tovar y Tovar.jpg
President of Venezuela
In office
9 February 1835 – 9 July 1835
Preceded byAndrés Narvarte
Succeeded byJosé María Carreño
In office
August 20, 1835 – April 24, 1836
Preceded byJosé María Carreño
Succeeded byAndrés Narvarte
Personal details
Born(1786-03-10)10 March 1786
La Guaira, Venezuela
Died13 July 1854(1854-07-13) (aged 68)
New York City, USA
Spouse(s)Encarnación Maitín
Signature

José María Vargas Ponce (10 March 1786, in La Guaira – 13 April 1854, in New York City) was the president of Venezuela from 1835 to 1836. Vargas was Venezuela's first civilian president.

He graduated with a degree in philosophy from the Seminario Tridentino, and obtained in 1809 his medical degree from the Real y Pontificia Universidad de Caracas. Vargas was imprisoned in 1813 for revolutionary activities. Upon his release in 1813, he travelled to Europe for medical training.[1] Vargas performed cataract surgery. He was one of the earliest oculists (eye surgeons) in Puerto Rico after his arrival there in 1817.[1] He returned to Venezuela to practice medicine and surgery in 1825.[1] He resigned from his presidency in 1836.

Personal life[edit]

José María Vargas was married to Encarnación Maitín,[citation needed] who served as First Lady of Venezuela from 1835 to 1836.[citation needed] In 1877, his ashes were brought to Caracas and buried in the National Pantheon on 27 April of that same year.

Se licenció en Filosofía en el Seminario Tridentino y obtuvo en 1809 su título de médico en la Real y Pontificia Universidad de Caracas. Vargas fue encarcelado en 1813 por actividades revolucionarias. Tras su liberación en 1813, viajó a Europa para recibir formación médica. [1] Vargas realizó una cirugía de cataratas. Fue uno de los primeros oculistas (cirujanos oftalmológicos) en Puerto Rico después de su llegada allí en 1817. [1] Regresó a Venezuela para ejercer la medicina y la cirugía en 1825. [1] Renunció a su presidencia en 1836.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Leffler CT, Wainsztein RD (2016). "The first cataract surgeons in Latin America (1611-1830)". Clinical Ophthalmology. 10: 679–94. doi:10.2147/OPTH.S105825. PMC 4841434. PMID 27143845.

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by President of Venezuela
9 February 1835 – 9 July 1835
Succeeded by
Preceded by
José María Carreño
President of Venezuela
20 August 1835 – 24 April 1836
Succeeded by
Academic offices
Preceded by Rector of the Central University of Venezuela
1827-1829
Succeeded by