Sánchez, Francisco del Rosario

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Sánchez, Francisco del Rosario

 

Born Mar. 9, 1817, in Santo Domingo, Mexico; died July 4, 1861, near the city of San Juan. Dominican political and state figure and general.

In 1838, Sánchez and J. P. Duarte founded the patriotic society La Trinitaria. In February 1844 Sánchez led an uprising that helped establish the Dominican Republic as an independent state and subsequently held several high military and administrative posts. As a supporter of Duarte’s ideas, he was repeatedly exiled. Sánchez opposed the seizure of the Dominican Republic by Spain in March 1861. He led a detachment against the Spanish occupation forces; he was captured and shot.