Manuel De Ascasubi
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Manuel de Ascásubi
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Interim President of Ecuador

15 October 1849 - 10 June 1850
Vicente Ramón Roca
Diego Noboa
Vice President of Ecuador

15 September 1847 - 16 October 1849
Pablo Merino
Pacífico Chiriboga

17 January 1869 - 10 August 1869
Pedro José de Arteta
Francisco Javier León
Personal details
Manuel de Ascázubi y Matheu

(1804-12-30)30 December 1804
Quito, Spanish Empire (now Ecuador)
Died25 December 1876(1876-12-25) (aged 71)
Quito, Ecuador
Cause of deathMyocardial infarction
Political partyConservative Party
Spouse(s)Carmen Salinas de la Vega
Children4 daughters

Manuel de Ascázubi y Matheu (30 December 1804 - 25 December 1876) served as Vice President of Ecuador from 1847 to 1849[1] and in that capacity he was also interim President from 16 October 1849 to 10 June 1850.


Don Manuel Ascázubi y Matheu was born in Quito (1804). His parents were Don José de Ascázubi y Matheu and Doña Mariana Matheu y Herrera of Quito, landed aristocracy. Even though he was the heir to the titles of Marques de Maenza and Conde de Puñonrostro, he sided with the promoters of independence from the Spanish crown. He married Carmen Salinas de la Vega, daughter of Juan de Salinas, one the original leaders of the rebellion against Spain. They had four daughters.[2]

Due to his involvement in the independence movement he and his family were persecuted both politically and economically by the royalists.

He also served as acting President from 16 May 1869 to 10 August 1869.

He was the brother-in-law of President Gabriel García Moreno. He was a member of the Constitutional Assembly and fought to keep certain conservative principles within it. Between August and October 1875 he was the Minister of the Interior and of Foreign affairs.

Manuel de Ascázubi died of a heart attack in Quito on December 25, 1876.[3]


  1. ^ "Vicepresidentes en la historia" (PDF). (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Guamán Freire, Andrés (17 October 2011). "Familia del Prócer Juan de Salinas y Zenitagoya" (in Spanish).
  3. ^ Moncayo, Pedro; Moncayo, Carlos E; Veloz, Luis F (1906). El Ecuador de 1825 a 1875: sus hombres, sus instituciones y sus leyes (in Spanish). Imprenta Nacional.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pablo Merino
Vice President of Ecuador
Succeeded by
Position abolished
Preceded by
Vicente Ramón Roca
President of Ecuador
Succeeded by
Diego Noboa
Preceded by
Gabriel García Moreno
President of Ecuador
Succeeded by
Gabriel García Moreno

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