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Jaun Mora Fernández
|Head of State of Costa Rica|
7 April 1825 – 8 March 1829
8 March 1829 – 8 March 1833
|Succeeded by||José Rafael Gallegos Alvarado|
Juan Mora Fernández
12 July 1783
San José, Costa Rica
|Died||16 December 1854|
Juan Mora Fernández (1784 San José - 1854) was Costa Rica's first elected head of state in 1825. He was considered a liberal and moved the capital from Cartago to San José. He is remembered for bringing in land reform. He followed a progressive course.
Because of his land reforms, an elite class of powerful coffee barons was created. The barons eventually overthrew one of his later successors.
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