José Faustino Sánchez Carrión

Local nameJosé Faustino Sánchez Carrión
LocationBarrios Altos, Lima, Peru

José Faustino Sánchez Carrión, was a pro-independence politician from Peru. Also known as the "Solitario de Sayán", he had a decisive role in the establishment of the republican system of government in post-independence Peru. He was one of the writers of the first political constitution of Peru, of liberal tendencies. He later participated in the diplomatic mission which traveled to Guayaquil to invite Simon Bolivar to Peru. He died prematurely, victim of an unknown sickness.

Sánchez Carrión severed as Bolivar's secretary or general minister, accompanying him throughout his victorious campaign in Peruvian soil and acquiring the necessary resources needed by the United Liberating Army which emerged victorious in the battles of Junin and Ayacucho. He was Minister of Finance of Peru from April 1824 to October 1824.

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Address Jirón Andahuaylas, Lima, Peru

Coordinates -12°2'53.794" N -77°1'29.259" E

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