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Title: Triunfo espléndido
Creator: Obando, José María, 1795-1861
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de Echeverria Hermanos, December 19, 1855.
Physical Details: 29 4/10 x 20 4/10 [one sided]

Historical Notes: José María Obando was an important liberal politician and general. He was the first to declare himself a "Supreme," leading a rebellion in Pasto that prompted other regional rebellions throughout the nation during the War of the Supremes (1840-1841). After his defeat, Obando went into exile in Peru and then Chile. He returned to Colombia in 1849. Despite his seven-year absence, Obando had maintained a loyal following. When he ran for president in 1853, he won by an impressive majority, despite divisions between radicals and elites in the Liberal Party at the time. Obando, a man of law, immediately dedicated himself to reforming the constitution. However, his presidency came to an abrupt end when José María Melo led a successful coup against him in 1854. Muñoz Delgado, Juan Jacobo. “Obando, José María.” Gran Enciclopedia de Colombia. Bogota, DC; online: Círculo de Lectores; Banco de la República, 1991.
Donor Notes: Gen. Obando reprints the verdict of the New Granadan Suprme Court, headed by José Ignacio de Márquez, absolving him of treason, nothing that Obando had already been absolved by a lower court, of rebellion. Gen. Obando thanked Providence for having granted him a strong physical & mental constitution so as to survive such trials. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Colombia -- Politics and government -- 1832-1858
Obando, José María, 1795-1861
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Type: Broadside
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: B00950
Record Number: 453