José Joaquín de Olmedo
José Joaquín de Olmedo y Maruri (March 20, 1780 – February 19, 1847) was a patriot and poet. He was the son of the Spanish Captain Don Miguel de Olmedo y Troyano and the Guayaquilean Ana Francisca de Maruri y Salavarría.
|José Joaquín de Olmedo|
|President of Ecuador|
March 6, 1845 – December 8, 1845
|Preceded by||Juan José Flores|
|Succeeded by||Vicente Ramón Roca|
|Born||March 20, 1780|
|Died||February 19, 1847 (aged 66)|
|Spouse(s)||María Rosa Icaza y Silva|
|Alma mater||Universidad Mayor de San Marcos|
On October 9, 1820, Olmedo and others declared the city of Guayaquil independent from Spain. He was President of the Free Province of Guayaquil until it was united to Gran Colombia by Simón Bolívar against Olmedo's will. He was also twice mayor of Guayaquil.
He was Vice President of Ecuador from 1830 to 1831.
Olmedo died on February 19, 1847 in Guayaquil, Ecuador from complications of yellow fever. He was 66 years old.