Leónidas Plaza

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Leónidas Plaza Gutiérrez
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16th President of Ecuador
In office
September 1, 1912 – August 31, 1916
Preceded byFrancisco Andrade Marín
Succeeded byAlfredo Baquerizo Moreno
In office
September 1, 1901 – August 31, 1905
Vice PresidentCarlos Freire Zaldumbide (1901—1903)
Alfredo Baquerizo (1903—1905)
Preceded byEloy Alfaro
Succeeded byLizardo García
Personal details
Leónidas Plaza y Gutiérrez de Caviedes

(1865-04-18)April 18, 1865
Charapotó, Manabí Province, Ecuador
DiedNovember 17, 1932(1932-11-17) (aged 67)
Huigra, Guayas, Ecuador
Political partyEcuadorian Radical Liberal Party
Avelina Lasso Ascázubi (m. 1905)
ChildrenGalo Plaza Lasso
Leónidas Plaza on a 2014 stamp of Ecuador

Leónidas Plaza y Gutiérrez de Caviedes[1] (April 18, 1865 – November 17, 1932) was an Ecuadorian politician who was the president of Ecuador for two separate occasions, from September 1, 1901 to August 31, 1905 and again from September 1, 1912 to August 31, 1916.

He was the son of José Buenaventura Plaza, a school teacher and, Alegría Gutiérrez de Caviedes Sevillano, an attractive tall woman with aristocratic features and exquisite social manners of Colombian descendancy. He married María Avelina Lasso Ascázubi, with whom he had eight children. One of them, Galo Plaza, was also president of Ecuador[2].


  1. ^ Rulers.org
  2. ^ "Historia de los Presidentes - Galo Plaza Lasso" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2008-10-05.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Eloy Alfaro
President of Ecuador
Succeeded by
Lizardo García
Preceded by
Alfredo Baquerizo
President of Ecuador
Succeeded by
Alfredo Baquerizo