A day like today, 187 years ago, on July 15st, 1833; The distinguished Peruvian Hipólito Unanue y Pavón died in the city of Cañete at the 78 age. Hipólito Unanue, was a doctor, professor, and Peruvian Independence precursor, he is remembered for being «The Peruvian medicine father«.
The Unanue figure is closely linked to the health sciences and politics, he actively participated in both and is considered a national hero, so his remains are in the pantheon of heroes in the Presbyter Master cemetery. In addition to the political office during and after achieving independence, he was a renowned doctor who promoted technologies in the country.
On the other hand, he was a diplomat par excellence, he had the difficult mission of facing the cumbersome task of maintaining the administration of the Peruvian State, despite the devastating work carried out by the royalists and the immediate effects of economic freedom. He also promoted the creation of the Sun Order Sun from Peru, a distinction that is awarded to every Peruvian or foreign citizen who stood out in the field of art, letters, politics, or other extraordinary contributions that are in force to this day. Likewise, he served as a member of the Patriotic Society, before which he spoke about the most convenient political regime for Peru.
Important political positions:
1822: representative deputy for Puno and President of the First Constituent Congress.
1824: Minister of Government and Foreign Affairs during the Bolívar government.
1825 – 1826: President of the Governing Council, after the Bolívar government.