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Rafael Uribe Uribe

Colombian politician

Died when: 55 years 186 days (666 months)
Star Sign: Aries


Rafael Uribe Uribe

Rafael Victor Zenón Uribe Uribe (born April 12, 1859 – died October 15, 1914, in Bogotá) was a Colombian lawyer, journalist, and general in the liberal party rebel army.

Uribe Uribe is best known for his political ideas in favor of the establishment of Guild socialism and trade unions in Colombia, his diplomatic work and his support of Colombian coffee growers in fighting diseases such as rust.

One of his greatest contributions was, along with Benjamin Herrera, the founding of the Republican University that later became the Free University of Colombia.

The Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture in Medellín is named after him.

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