Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, edited by James
Grant Wilson, John Fiske and Stanley L. Klos. Six volumes, New York: D. Appleton
and Company, 1887-1889 and 1999. Virtualology.com warns that these 19th Century
biographies contain errors and bias. We rely on volunteers to edit the historic
biographies on a continual basis. If you would like to edit this biographyplease
submit a rewritten biography in text form.
If acceptable, the new biography will be published above the 19th Century
Appleton's Cyclopedia Biography citing the volunteer editor
Virtual American Biographies
Over 30,000 personalities
with thousands of 19th Century illustrations, signatures, and exceptional life
welcomes editing and additions to the
biographies. To become this site's editor or a contributor
or e-mail Virtualology here.
CORDOVA, Jose M., Colombian general, born in Antoquia, New Granada, in 1797; killed at Santuario, 17 October, 1829. He was the son of a rich merchant of the Spanish party, but when fifteen years of age joined the Independents. His conduet at the battle of Boyaca, 8 August, 1819, gained him the rank of colonel, and he was charged with the expulsion of the royalists from Antoquia. This duty he successfully performed; and his first care was to levy on his own father the sum of $10,000. His exactions occasioned his recall, but he distinguished himself in many combats on the banks of the Magdalena. By a skilful manoeuvre he captured a Spanish fleet of twenty-seven vessels at anchor in the port of Teneriffe, and, after a bloody battle, took possession of the town. He was made a general, and was in the Colombian division left by Bolivar in Peril. On 9 December, 1824, C6rdova participated in the victory of Ayacucho, and he was named general of division on the field. Covering his ambition with the pretext of establishing a federal government, he conspired many times against Bolivar, and openly revolted in August, 1829, but found few partisans. He was hunted at Santuario, 17 October, by the united forces of Andrada, Ureta, and O'Leary, and defended himself with vigor, but fell covered with wounds.
This site and its contents are not affiliated, connected,
associated with or authorized by the individual, family,
friends, or trademarked entities utilizing any part or
the subject's entire name. Any official or affiliated
sites that are related to this subject will be hyper
linked below upon submission
and Evisum, Inc. review.
Please join us in our mission to incorporate America's Four United Republics discovery-based curriculum into the classroom of every primary and secondary school in the United States of America by July 2, 2026, the nation’s 250th birthday. , the United States of America: We The
People. Click Here