Florentino Gonzalez - Florentino González

Florentino Gonzalez
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1st Attorney General of the Granada Confederation
Predecessor Position Created
Successor Bartolomé Calvo

Personal information
Birth 1805 View and modify data on Wikidata
Chiselled , [ 1 ] (Colombia)
Death January 2 , 1874 View and modify data on Wikidata
Buenos Aires , Argentina
Grave Bogota Central Cemetery View and modify data on Wikidata
Religion Catholic
Political party Liberal Party
Educated in Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Professional information
Occupation lawyer

José Nazario Florentino González Vargas ( Chiseled , [ 1 ] Santander; 1805 -, Buenos Aires - Argentina ; January 2 , 1874 ) was a Colombian constitutionalist, economist, politician, journalist and professor . Florentino González was one of the main architects of the liberal political reforms in his country.


Florentino González witnessed the civil war and the war of independence , eventually emigrating to the plains. In 1825, Florentino González was consecrated in Colegio de San Bartolomé as a bachelor, graduate and doctor of Jurisprudence, which he combined with some courses taken at the Colegio del Rosario . From 1827 he practiced journalism in the newspaper El Conductor, which was directed by Vicente Azuero .

He participated on September 25, 1828, in Bogotá, in the attack against General Simón Bolívar called the Septembrina Conspiracy . When he failed in the attempt, he was arrested and later sentenced to exile.

His exile did not last long: in 1831 he returned to Bogotá and again joined political life with General Francisco de Paula Santander , and he was appointed secretary of the Constituent Convention of the departments of Nueva Granada , in 1831.

Between 1833 and 1839 González served as professor of constitutional law, administrative science and international law at the University of Bogotá. His approach and interest in economics was strengthened during his trips and stays in Europe where he studied the subject.

In 1846, President Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera appointed him Secretary of the Treasury. He promoted reforms aimed at eliminating all kinds of obstacles to trade. His idea of ​​free trade was controversial by the artisans of Bogotá.

In the mid-nineteenth century the contest between free traders and protectionists went beyond newspaper articles. González did not give his arm to twist and was the victim of an attack by artisans in 1853.

In 1859 he left the country never to return. He died in Buenos Aires , Argentina, in January 1874, being buried in the Central Cemetery of Bogotá . [ 2 ]


  • Elements of administrative science
  • To fairness and justice
  • Essay on the current situation of the Colombian states
  • The radical program and the social order


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