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José Gregorio Hernández

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José Gregorio Hernández Cisneros OFS (xoˈse ɣɾeˈɣoɾjo eɾˈnandes; 26 October 1864 – 29 June 1919) was a Venezuelan physician. Born in Isnotú, Trujillo State, he became a highly renowned doctor, more so after his death. He was beatified by the Catholic Church in 2021. Early life and education José Gregorio Hernández Cisneros was born on 26 October 1864 in Isnotú, a small village in the state of Trujillo in Venezuela. He spent the entirety of his childhood in his hometown, where his mother worked as a housekeeper and his father sold pharmaceuticals and livestock. Hernández was baptised on 30 January 1865 in the Colonial Temple of Escuque (now the Parochial Church of Niño Jesús de Escuque.) He received the sacrament of Confirmation on 6 December 1867 by Juan Bonet, Bishop of Mérida. At the age of thirteen, Hernández expressed to his parents his desire to go to law school and become a lawyer, but was convinced by his mother to pursue a career in medicine. So, in 1878, he be
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