Pedro Moncayo

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Pedro Moncayo y Esparza (29 June 1807 in Ibarra, Ecuador — February 1888 in Valparaíso, Chile) was an Ecuadorian journalist and politician. He was the son of an Ecuadorian mother and Colombian father.[1] He was politically active during the period of Caudillismo of Ecuador, being an opponent of the caudillos, writing for the weekly newspaper El Quiteño Libre.[1] He later became diplomatically active and was ambassador to Peru, France and the United Kingdom. He lived the remainder of his life in Chile, dying in Valparaíso.[1]

Pedro Moncayo Canton in Pichincha Province is named after him.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Biografía de Pedro Moncayo y Esparza". Government of Ibarra. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Historia - Pedro Moncayo Canton" (in Spanish). Municipal del Canton Pedro Moncayo. Retrieved 13 July 2013.