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Lorenzo Cristóbal Manuel Batlle y Grau (Montevideo, August 10, 1810 - Montevideo, May 8, 1887) was the President of Uruguay from 1868–1872.

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Family Background and early career

He was the son of a wealthy merchant loyal to the Spanish crown. Lorenzo Batlle's son, José Batlle, was later to be a longserving president of Uruguay.

Lorenzo Batlle was one of the distinguished members of the Colorado Party. He served as Minister of War during the siege of Montevideo.

In March 1868 interim President Pedro Varela stepped down from the Presidency.

President of Uruguay

He was elected President of Uruguay, serving from 1868-1872 [1].

His presidency failed because of a pre-existing monetary crisis. His attempts to control the country failed and, as a result, a civil war and military uprising erupted, culminating in his presidency and ushering in an era of dictatorship.

Death

He died in 1887, a poor man, but was respected as an historical figure for his attempts to help the country.

References

  1. ^ 'Lorenzo Batlle' Wikipedia (in Spanish), [1],

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Preceded by
Pedro Varela
President of Uruguay
1868–1872
Succeeded by
Tomás Gomensoro
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