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José Rufino Echenique

José Rufino Echenique

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José Rufino Echenique Benavente

13th President of Peru
In office
April 20, 1851 – January 5, 1855
Preceded byRamón Castilla
Succeeded byRamón Castilla
Personal details
BornNovember 16, 1808
Puno, Peru
DiedJune 16, 1887
Lima, Peru

José Rufino Echenique Benavente (November 16, 1808 in Puno, Peru – June 16, 1887 in Lima, Peru) wasPresident of Peru in 1851.

He participated in the Peruvian War of Independence. In 1851, Echenique won the presidential elections to succeed Ramón Castilla. Under his government, the first civil laws of Peru were promulgated. The finalizing phase of the construction of the Tacna-Arica railroad was also completed.

Echenique was overthrown by a liberal revolution led by Ramón Castilla in 1855.

His son, Juan Martín Echenique, was also active in Peruvian politics.

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