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Jose Gaspar Rodriguez de Francia

Jose Gaspar Rodriguez de Francia Biography

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ABOUT
He was one of the first leaders of Paraguay after it became independent from Spain, serving twice once for a year, and once for 26 years.
BEFORE FAME
He was a philosophy professor before becoming a political leader.

FAMILY LIFE
He did not believe that Spaniards should marry each other, so it was banned; but he did have at least seven illegitimate children.
ASSOCIATED WITH
His nephew, Carlos Antonio Lopez became the first President of Paraguay, as did Carlos's son, Francisco.
TRIVIA
He became sole consul of Paraguay in 1814, which gave him absolute power and was then, two years later, given absolute control for the rest of his life.

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