Andrés Ibarra (military) - Andrés Ibarra (militar)
|Birth name||Andrés Ibarra Rodríguez del Toro|
|Birth|| August 17 , 1807 |
Caracas ( Captaincy General of Venezuela )
|Death|| August 23 , 1875(68 years old) |
Caracas ( Venezuela )
|Grave||National Pantheon of Venezuela|
|Busy positions||Field assistant|
Andrés Ibarra was born in Caracas , Venezuela the 17 of August of 1807 and passed away 23 of August of 1875 , was an official patriot in the War of Independence . Son of Vicente Ibarra and Ana Teresa Toro. He fought with Bolívar and was wounded in his defense. In addition, he is the nephew of Fernando Rodríguez del Toro and Francisco Rodríguez del Toro (Marquis del Toro) and brother of Diego Ibarra , who also served as an officer in the Venezuelan army in the war of independence. [ 1 ]
He was one of the thirteen senior army officers who overthrew President José María Vargas and during the Reform Revolution , he fought against government forces in the eastern part of the country and in Camoruco . His daughter, Ana Teresa Ibarra Urbaneja, married General Antonio Guzmán Blanco .
In his youth he studied in the United States and traveled in Europe. On his return to Greater Colombia, he was incorporated into the patriot army.
- Officer of the Venezuelan army in the War of Independence.
- Aide- de- camp of Bolívar.
- Lieutenant colonel of General Mariano Montilla .
Political and military life
On his return from his studies in Europe he traveled to Gran Colombia where he was incorporated into the patriot army. In 1827, with the rank of lieutenant, he served in the corps of hostesses of the Liberator. In the conspiracy against Bolívar on September 25, 1828 he was wounded in the arm by Captain José Ignacio López when he faced those who invaded the Government Palace of Bogotá.
Later, on the side of the Liberator, he participated in the Pasto Peace Campaign and was in the preliminaries of the campaign that culminates in the Portete de Tarqui (February 27, 1879) against the Peruvian army.
With the rank of captain, he accompanied Bolívar in his last moments in Santa Marta . As a lieutenant colonel and under the orders of General Mariano Montilla, he was among those who, in Cartagena , faced the offensive of General Ignacio Luque (1831), which culminated in Montilla's capitulation on April 23 of the same year.
Back in Venezuela, in the enjoyment of his military ranks, he was among the 13 superior officers of the Army who on July 8, 1835 overthrew President José María Vargas . During the Revolution of the Reforms , he fought against government forces in the east of the country and in Camoruco ( Valencia , November 29, 1835). When this movement was defeated, it went into exile. By the legislative decree of February 21, 1845, he was rehabilitated of his degrees, titles, pensions, enjoyments and decorations.
Back in the country, he was absent from military activity until 1848, when he was called up again to the ranks and promoted to colonel and later participated in the political life of the country. His daughter, Ana Teresa Ibarra Urbaneja, married General Antonio Guzmán Blanco. By the time of his death he held the rank of brigadier general. His remains rest in the National Pantheon since August 24, 1875.