Antonio Blanko

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Date of Birth: 02/28/1829

Age: 70

Birthplace: Caracas

Citizenship: Venezuela


Reform the economy of the country, he built the first railways to export coffee and cocoa and filled up the state treasury. Limit the power of the church, he confiscated the property of monasteries, reformed education. On the other hand, he had a passion for personal enrichment, the establishment of an authoritarian regime; He carved his name on the buildings and erected a statue depicting him in public places. Guzman Blanco had lived in Europe, controlling the country through proxies. Deposed in 1889, Guzman Blanco settled in Paris. Guzman Blanco died in Paris on July 20, 1899.