Sunday, January 4, 2009


Colombia 5 Pesos 1981 UNC
Front: Jose Maria Cordova(September 8, 1799 - October 17, 1829)

Hero of Ayacucho
In 1815 was Cordova enrolled in the rebel army and was sent to Tunja, where he fought as a subliutenant and under the French Colonel Emanuel Roergas Serviez. Cordova died in 1829, after Simon Bolivar declared himself dictator of the Great Colombia. Cordova rebelled because that was not the cause they fought for. Cordova died in the hands of the Irish Commander Rupert Hand. As homage for his actions and in his memory the department of Cordoba in Colombia was named after him.

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