Francisco Solano López

1827 - 1870

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Francisco Solano López Carrillo (24 July 1827 – 1 March 1870) was President of Paraguay from 1862 until his death in 1870. He was the eldest son of Juana Pabla Carrillo and of President Carlos Antonio López, Francisco's predecessor. At a very young age he served in the Paraguayan Army fighting against Juan Manuel de Rosas in the sporadic hostilities sustained by Paraguay and Argentina during the Platine Wars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francisco Solano López has received more than 311,294 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Francisco Solano López is the 2,130th most popular politician (up from 2,198th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Paraguay and the 2nd most popular Paraguayan Politician.

Francisco Solano López was the president of Paraguay from 1862-1870. He is most famous for his involvement in the War of the Triple Alliance, which was a war between Paraguay and its neighbors, Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.

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Among politicians, Francisco Solano López ranks 2,130 out of 15,710Before him are Sali Berisha, Seqenenre Tao, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Dom Pérignon, Emeric Thököly, and Choe Yong-gon. After him are Cleomenes I, Leonid Kravchuk, Shajar al-Durr, Kara Ahmed Pasha, Moctezuma I, and Emperor Annei.

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Among people born in 1827, Francisco Solano López ranks 6Before him are Johanna Spyri, Arnold Böcklin, Joseph Lister, Ellen G. White, and Josef Strauss. After him are Marcellin Berthelot, Heonjong of Joseon, Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia, William Holman Hunt, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, and Deodoro da Fonseca. Among people deceased in 1870, Francisco Solano López ranks 9Before him are Prosper Mérimée, Robert E. Lee, Frédéric Bazille, Comte de Lautréamont, Alexander Herzen, and Josef Strauss. After him are Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Gabriel Lamé, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Marie-Caroline of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Berry, Ferdinand von Wrangel, and Heinrich Gustav Magnus.

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In Paraguay

Among people born in Paraguay, Francisco Solano López ranks 2 out of 145Before him are Alfredo Stroessner (1912). After him are José Luis Chilavert (1965), José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia (1766), Augusto Roa Bastos (1917), Agustín Barrios (1885), Fernando Lugo (1951), Carlos Antonio López (1792), Arsenio Erico (1915), Andrés Rodríguez (1923), Horacio Cartes (1956), and Julio César Romero (1960).

Among POLITICIANS In Paraguay

Among politicians born in Paraguay, Francisco Solano López ranks 2Before him are Alfredo Stroessner (1912). After him are José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia (1766), Fernando Lugo (1951), Carlos Antonio López (1792), Andrés Rodríguez (1923), Horacio Cartes (1956), Juan Carlos Wasmosy (1938), José Félix Estigarribia (1888), Federico Chávez (1882), Fulgencio Yegros (1780), and Bernardino Caballero (1839).