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Juan José Flores
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1st President of Ecuador
In office
1 February 1839 – 6 March 1845
Vice President Francisco Aguirre
Francisco Marcos
Preceded by Vicente Rocafuerte
Succeeded by José Joaquín de Olmedo
In office
22 September 1830 – 10 September 1834
Vice President José Joaquín de Olmedo
José Modesto Larrea
Succeeded by Vicente Rocafuerte
Personal details
Born 19 July 1800
Puerto Cabello, Captaincy General of Venezuela (now Venezuela)
Died 1 October 1864 (aged 64)
Puná Island, Ecuador
Spouse(s) Mercedes Jijón

Juan José Flores y Aramburu (July 19, 1800 – October 1, 1864) was a Venezuelan military general who became Supreme Chief, and later the first President of the new Republic of Ecuador. He later served two more terms from 1839 to 1843 and from 1843 to 1845, and is often referred to as "The Founder of the Republic". His son Antonio Flores Jijón would soon become President of Ecuador.

Flores was born on July 19, 1800 in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. He was married to Mercedes Jijón de Vivanco y Chiriboga. Flores died on October 1, 1864 in Puná Island, Ecuador from uremia caused by kidney failure, aged 64.

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