Famous Dominican Leaders

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Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina
(Former President of the Dominican Republic)
Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina
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Birthdate: October 24, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Cristóbal Province, Dominican Republic
Died: May 30, 1961

Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina was a Dominican dictator. He ruled the Dominican Republic from 1930 to 1961, serving as president for 18 years and as an unelected military strongman for the rest of the time. While he was in power, the Dominican Republic witnessed large-scale violence and his 31-year-rule is regarded as one of the bloodiest eras in the Americas.

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Juan Pablo Duarte
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Birthdate: January 26, 1813
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Died: July 15, 1876
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Joaquin Balaguer
(President of the Dominican Republic (1986-1996))
Joaquin Balaguer
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Birthdate: July 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bisonó, Dominican Republic
Died: July 14, 2002
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Danilo Medina
(53rd President of the Dominican Republic)
Danilo Medina
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Birthdate: November 10, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bohechío, Dominican Republic
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Leonel Fernández
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Birthdate: December 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Juan Bosch
(Politician)
Juan Bosch
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Birthdate: June 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: La Vega, Dominican Republic
Died: November 1, 2001
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Fernando Mateo
(Entrepreneur and community activist)
Fernando Mateo
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Birthdate: 1958 AD
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Raúl Mondesí
(Baseball player, Politician)
Raúl Mondesí
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Birthdate: March 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Cristóbal Province, Dominican Republic
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Máximo Gómez
(Dominican Major General During Cuba's Ten Years' War Against Spain)
Máximo Gómez
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Birthdate: November 18, 1836
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baní, Dominican Republic
Died: June 17, 1905

Máximo Gómez was a Cuban military man who served as the Major General in the Ten Years' War against Spain. He also served as a military commander in the Cuban War of Independence. Máximo Gómez is best remembered for his notorious scorched-earth policy which included torching the Spanish sugar plantations and dynamiting passenger trains.

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Eugenia Charles
(Politician)
Eugenia Charles
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Birthdate: May 15, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pointe Michel, Dominica
Died: September 6, 2005
Margarita Cedeno de Fernandez
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Birthdate: May 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Ulises Heureaux
(Politician)
Ulises Heureaux
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Birthdate: October 21, 1845
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Died: July 26, 1899
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Antonio Imbert Barrera
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Birthdate: December 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Died: May 31, 2016
José Francisco Peña Gómez
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Birthdate: March 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mao, Dominican Republic
Died: May 10, 1998
Antonio Guzmán Fernández
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Birthdate: February 12, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: La Vega, Dominican Republic
Died: July 4, 1982
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Buenaventura Báez
(Politician)
Buenaventura Báez
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Birthdate: July 14, 1812
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rincón, Puerto Rico
Died: March 14, 1884
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Candida Montilla de Medina
(Former First Lady of the Dominican Republic)
Candida Montilla de Medina
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Birthdate: October 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
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José Núñez de Cáceres
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Birthdate: March 14, 1772
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Died: September 11, 1846

Dominican author and politician José Núñez de Cáceres was behind the creation of the short-lived state of Spanish Haiti, which was taken over by Haiti after 2 months. He spent his later years in Venezuela and Mexico. He was also one of the first Creole fabulists and owned a satirical newspaper.

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Minou Tavarez Mirabal
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Birthdate: August 31, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salcedo, Dominican Republic
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Salvador Jorge Blanco
(Former President of the Dominican Republic)
Salvador Jorge Blanco
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Birthdate: July 5, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santiago de los Caballeros
Died: December 26, 2010
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Mama Tingo
(Activist)
Mama Tingo
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Birthdate: November 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Santo Domingo Norte, Dominican Republic
Died: November 3, 1974
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Carolina Mejia de Garrigo
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Birthdate: March 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santiago De Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
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Ramón Marrero Aristy
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Birthdate: June 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Rafael de Yuma, Dominican Republic
Died: July 17, 1959
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Nicholas Liverpool
(Politician)
Nicholas Liverpool
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Birthdate: September 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berekua, Dominica
Died: June 1, 2015
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Pierre Charles
(Prime Minister)
Pierre Charles
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Birthdate: June 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berekua, Dominica
Died: January 6, 2004
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Milagros Ortiz Bosch
(Former Vice President of the Dominican Republic)
Milagros Ortiz Bosch
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Birthdate: August 26, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Edward Oliver LeBlanc
(He served as the chief minister of Dominica)
Edward Oliver LeBlanc
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Birthdate: October 3, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vieille Case, Dominica
Died: October 29, 2004