Miguel Larreynaga

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Miguel Jerónimo Larreinaga y Silva (September 29, 1772 – April 28, 1847) was a Nicaraguan philosopher, humanist, lawyer and poet.[1] He was one of the people who traveled to Spain in 1818 to ask for independence of the Central American Republic, which was granted to Nicaragua and four other countries in 1821. He is depicted on the obverse of the current C$10 Córdoba note in Nicaragua.[2]

Miguel Larreinaga was born in León, Nicaragua. His father was Joaquín Larreinaga, who was Spanish and died before his birth, and his mother was Manuela Balmaceda y Silva who died in childbirth. His paternal grandfather adopted and educated him.[3]

Larreinaga died on April 20, 1847. His remains are buried under the floor of Our Lady of Grace Cathedral, León.


  1. ^ Juárez Salazar, Ramón. "Telica cumple 130 años de ser municipio". El Nuevo Diario (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2008-01-17.
  2. ^ "Nicaraguan Money: C$10". ViaNica. Archived from the original on 2008-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-17.
  3. ^ Tünnermann Bernheim, Carlos. "Breve biografía del prócer Licenciado Miguel Larreinaga". El Nuevo Diario (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-12-21. Retrieved 2008-01-17.