Julián Trujillo Largacha
|12th President of the United States of Colombia|
April 1, 1878 – April 8, 1880
|Preceded by||Aquileo Parra|
|Succeeded by||Rafael Núñez|
|13th President of the Sovereign State of Antioquia|
April 10, 1877 – December 19, 1877
|Preceded by||Manuel María Uribe Ángel|
|Succeeded by||Daniel Aldana Manta|
|6th President of the Sovereign State of Cauca|
August 1, 1873 – August 1, 1875
|Preceded by||Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera|
|Succeeded by||César Conto|
|3rd Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of Colombia to Ecuador|
|President||Eustorgio Salgar Moreno|
|Preceded by||Lino Ruiz|
|Succeeded by||Antonio González Carazo|
|3rd President of the Sovereign State of Cauca|
August 15, 1867 – August 15, 1869
|Preceded by||Eliseo Payán|
|Succeeded by||Andrés Cerón Serrano|
January 28, 1828|
Popayán, Cauca, Colombia
|Died||July 18, 1883
Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
|Spouse(s)||Dolores Carvajal Espinosa|
|Occupation||Lawyer, soldier, politician|
|Allegiance||Colombia (Liberal Party)|
|Service/branch||National Army of Colombia|
|Commands||Army Chief of Staff|
|Battles/wars||Colombian Civil War (1860–1862)
Colombian Civil War of 1876
Trujillo studied jurisprudence and graduated as a lawyer in 1849.
Trujillo married Doña Dolores Thorny Carvajal, with whom he had 7 children.
In 1875, Trujillo enlisted in the army to defend the government of President Aquileo Parra against the conservative revolt. He participated in the battle of "Los Chancos", where the national army defeated the conservative upraise. He was ascended to the rank of General. Later, Trujillo leads the government’s forces in the successful seizure of Manizales, mayor stronghold of the conservative army. He is ascended to the rank of Great General.
After Trujillo’s military victory in the seizure of Manizales, and the granting of amnesty to the conservative opponents, he is appointed as Military and Civilian Chief of the city of Manizales. In 1877, he is designated as President of the State of Antioquia, to replace the defeated and deposed Silverio Arango.
In March, 1877, Trujillo is nominated as candidate for the liberal party by General Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera and Manuel Murillo Toro, one month before his arrival to the city of Medellín. This nomination was to honor the desires of General Rafael Núñez, who had expressed his wishes in a letter to General Fernando Ponce, dated October 28, 1876, in which he stated that General Trujillo was the most qualified to be President of Colombia. Both wings of the liberal party, radicals and independents, united in support for the candidacy of Trujillo. He was elected president without opposition from the conservative party, who had been defeated in the war and decided not to take part in this presidential election.
- Arismendi Posada, Ignacio; Gobernantes Colombianos; trans. Colombian Presidents; Interprint Editors Ltd.; Italgraf; Segunda Edición; Page 107; Bogotá, Colombia; 1983
- Arismendi Posada, Ignacio; Gobernantes Colombianos; trans. Colombian Presidents; Interprint Editors Ltd.; Italgraf; Segunda Edición; Page 110; Bogotá, Colombia; 1983
- Arismendi Posada, Ignacio; Gobernantes Colombianos; trans. Colombian Presidents; Interprint Editors Ltd.; Italgraf; Segunda Edición; Page 108; Bogotá, Colombia; 1983
- Julián Trujillo Largacha biography (in Spanish)