1812 – Born on the 14th of July was a President of the Dominican Republic five times.
1844 – Helped to lead a successful rebellion against Haiti, which established the independence of the Dominican Republic.
1846 – Went to Europe to convince France to establish a protectorate over the Dominican Republic, but the French refused.
1849-1853 – Became President of Dominican Republic and he attempted to convince the United States to take over the country.
1856-1858 – President for the second time when he was deposed in a coup.
1866 – Returned to the Dominican Republic and became President again until he was deposed in a coup.
1868-1874 – Served his longest term as President.
1876-1878 – Became President again when he was deposed in a final coup and sent into exile in Puerto Rico.
1884 – He died 14th of March in Puerto Rico.