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His father had moved to New Granada in as Official Royal Accountant of the Matrix Arcs of New Granada, and was later promoted to Major Accountant, an important role that he played up to his death in He married Magdalena Ortega y Mesa in , with whom he had six children. By then, he was already a merchant and he was a very active participant in politics. By he had open his own print shop, and obtained a license from the government to be allowed to print, which would later bring him trouble.
In his impressive library there was a portrait of Benjamin Franklin above the mantle. He translated the Declaration of the Rights of Man from its original French into Spanish and printed several copies from his own private press.
Copies of the pamphlet were distributed to all corners of the continent and created a stirring in the political mentalities of the time.
The government soon discovered the material and any copy that was found was burned. In addition to this all his property was confiscated. This convinced him of the idea that centralized government was a superior form of government. He traveled in disguise, but eventually he found himself forced to surrender to the authorities on July 19, In prison he contracted tuberculosis.
He was finally released in , due to his health, and he recovered little by little. By , however, following the unrest all around the colonies over the Napoleonic invasion of Spain, many people started to meet clandestinely to discuss independence.
He was translated to the prison in Cartagena de Indias, although he managed to escape briefly, but was recaptured on December 20, in Santa Marta. Following his release from prison, he had to wait for a few months in Cartagena before returning to his family. The Aftermath of the Declaration of Independence and The Foolish Fatherland[ edit ] Following the formation of Juntas all over the country, profound divisions became evident when trying to determine what type of government should be placed instead of the Spanish crown.
In particular, disagreements on whether there should be a single state in the place of the old New Kingdom of Granada or whether the provinces should become autonomous and independent states became a matter of heated debate. The provinces, led by the province of Cartagena, called for a federal solution that gave them equal rights, and were not willing to submit to authorities sent from the capital just like they had submitted to Spanish authorities in the past.
In March, , the province convened a "Constituent Electoral College of the State of Cundinamarca," which promulgated a constitution the following mont declaring the creation of the Free and Independent State of Cundinamarca , with Lozano as president. The constitution followed the model of the Constitution of the United States , and established Cundinamarca as a Catholic and constitutional monarchy, under the absent Ferdinand VII it would only declare full independence from Spain in August While the constitution was mostly federalist, centralist ideas were evident in its writing, and it provided for the eventual annexation of other provinces which would then have to obey the provincial constitution.
The "Congress of the United Provinces," meanwhile, started meeting again. The act provided a lot of autonomy to each province and an extremely weak president who would be subordinate to the congress. This only made the differences between centralist and federalist ideas even stronger. Nevertheless, harassment led to the members of the congress escaping to Leyva and finally to Tunja. Soon, the Cundinamarca province became embroiled in Civil War against other provinces, particularly Tunja, where the Congress had settled.
On December 2, , his army faced a federalist army commanded by Antonio Ricaurte and Atanasio Girardot in the Battle of Ventaquemada , and was soundly defeated, having to retreat back to Bogota. The federalist troops, however, only started pursuing more than a week later.
In June , he was appointed dictator for life, and the following month, the Republic of Cundinamarca finally declared independence from the Monarchy. He also lost the election for vice president, with Francisco de Paula Santander a former federalist soldier eventually defeated by a 38 to 19 vote margin after several heated rounds of voting.
He was appointed military commander, a nominal charge without effective power. By then, he had lost the popularity he had enjoyed in the city during the Foolish Fatherland times. His enemies did not want him to be in power because of his origin from Cundinamarca. Tired and ill with tuberculosis, he decided to quit his public roles and move to Villa de Leyva. He is mentioned in the last stanza of the Colombian national anthem. Hombres y mujeres en las letras de Colombia. Bogota: Magisterio, September Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
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