Once Flórez assumes the presidency, an aristocratic group from Quito rebels with the intention to secede from Colombia, and to form a Republic of Quito with all former colonial provinces. However, the lack of support from the peasants, as well as from the leading classes from Popayán and Guayaquil, and the opportune intervention of the Colombian army, crushes the rebellion.
after the rebellion, the Sierra department is divided in two: Quito and Cuenca.
Colombian Important Events
- The Liberation of Santo Domingo, 1843.