Francisco Solano López

Local nameFrancisco Solano López
LocationRecoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Francisco Solano López Carrillo was President of Paraguay from 1862 until his death in 1870. He was the eldest son of Juana Pabla Carrillo and the president Carlos Antonio López.

At a very young age he served in the Paraguayan Army fighting against Juan Manuel de Rosas in the sporadic hostilities sustained by Paraguay and Argentina during the Platine Wars. After the downfall of Rosas, he became Ambassador of Paraguay, as Minister Plenipotentiary, in several European countries from 1853-1855. At his return in Asunción, he was appointed Vice-President of the Supreme Government of his father, Carlos Antonio López, and then assumed the Presidency when his father died.

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Coordinates -34°35'13.703" N -58°23'31.891" E

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