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SANTIAGO

PEOPLE

Santiago's Important and Public Personalities

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PRESIDENTS BORN IN SANTIAGO

Each president's name and their government years periods.

Santiago Espaillat 1849
Jose Desiderio Valverde 1857
Ulises Francisco Espaillat 1876
Jose Bordas Valdez 1913
Rafael Estrella Ureña 1930
Joaquin Balaguer Ricardo 1960-1962, 1966-1978, 1986-1996
Rafael F. Bonnelly 1962
Salvador Jorge Blanco 1982-1986
Hipolito Mejia 2000-2004
 

OTHER IMPORTANT PERSONALITIES OF THE HISTORY

Manuel del Monte y Tejada

(1780-1861)

He was the first Dominican to write a complete history of The Dominican Republic from its colony times to the beginning of  XIX century. He finished it on 1853.
Tomas Portes e Infante

(1783-1858)

The First Archbishop of the country after its independency day.
Francisco Muñoz del Monte (1800-1868). Literature Writer. He was the pioneer of the Negroid literature genre on the country.
Fernando Valerio (1801-1862) He commanded a group named "Los Macheteros" from Sabana Iglesia that battled the Haitians Army on the Battle of  March 30TH of 1844.
Juan Luis Franco Bido (1807 - ?) He directed the troops that defeated the Haitians Troop on The Battle of Sabana Larga on 1856.
Benigno Filomeno de Rojas (1821-1865) Considered the first Dominican Economist. He also was president of the congress from 1857 to 1858 ands vice president during the revolutionary government in 1858.
Pedro Francisco Bono (1828-1906) Writer and Social Studies. He was consider as the father of the social studies on the country.
Manuel de Jesus de Peña y Reinoso (1834-1915) Educator, Journalist, Literate, and politician. He funded The "Sociedad Amante de la Luz", one of the most important cultural organization of the city.
Eliseo Grullon (1852-1915) Politician and Historian.
Eugenio Deschamps (1861-1919) Orator, Journalist, writer and Politician.
Federico Velazquez (1867-1934) Economist, Politician and vice president.
Francisco Augusto Lora (1910-1987) Lawyer and politician.
Rafael Tomas Fernandez Dominguez (1934-1965). Military's colonel.
Jose Rafael Abinader (1929) Politician.

ARTISTIC  PERSONALITIES BORN IN SANTIAGO

MUSICIANS and  SINGERS:

Ñico Lora (1875-1971) Interpret of Merengue Tipico.
Jose Ovidio Garcia (1888-1918) Pianist.
Juan Francisco Garcia (1892-1974) Folklore and Classical Musician.
Carlos Manuel Garcia  (1893-1918) Violinist.
Bernarda  Jorge Perez (1941) Pianist.
Victor Victor   Singer of popular music
Pedro Echavarria Lazala (1864-1967) Musician and Flautist.
Henry Ely  (1939) Lyric Tenor.
Julio Arberto Hernandez (1900-1998)  Musician and Composer.
Johnny Pacheco   Singer of popular music known internationally.
Alex Bueno   Singer of popular music.
Eddy Herrera   Singer of popular music.
Kiko Rodriguez   Singer of popular music
Fellé Vega.   Percussionist and instrument designer.
Pen Biang   Violinist
Jorge Taveras   Pianist, composer and musician.
Mercedes Sagredo   Artist.
 

SPORTS PERSONALITIES

On Baseball, there are many players who had entered onto the Baseball  Major League such as:

OTHER PERSONALITIES BORN IN SANTIAGO

 

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