José Antonio Anzoátegui

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José Antonio Anzoátegui.
Portrait by Martín Tovar y Tovar

José Antonio Anzoátegui (1789–1819) was a Venezuelan Brigadier General in the Battle of Boyacá, helping to lead a republican army of Colombians and Venezuelans against Spanish royalist forces during the Venezuelan War of Independence. He is celebrated as a hero of independence, and the state of Anzoátegui was named for him.

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