Santiago Mariño

Portrait of Santiago Mariño
by painter [[Martín Tovar y Tovar]], oil on canvas, 1874 Santiago Mariño Carige Fitzgerald (25 July 1788 in Valle Espíritu Santo, Margarita – 4 September 1854 in La Victoria, Aragua), was a nineteenth-century Venezuelan revolutionary leader and hero in the Venezuelan War of Independence (1811–1823). He became an important leader of eastern Venezuela and for a short while in 1835 seized power over the new state of Venezuela. Provided by Wikipedia
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