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CAICEDO, Domingo (cah-e-thay'-do), Colombian statesman, L. in Bogota in 1783; died near that City in 1843. In 1809 he was sent to Spain by the colonists of New Granada to remonstrate against the acts of the authorities of that part of South America. After arriving at Seville and discharging his duties as an envoy, he served in the Spanish army against the French, distinguishing himself greatly at the battle of Barrosa. He was a member to the Cortes of 1812, and acted as secretary of that assembly. He subsequently returned to South America, and joined the revolutionists, fighting to the end of the war. From 1823 till 1827 he belonged to the congress of Colombia, and in the latter year was promoted to the rank of general. Afterward Caicedo several times filled the office of secretary of state, and was president and vice-president of the old republic of Colombia, and finally of New Granada.
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