Biography of Carlos Coriolano Amador Fernández (1835-1919)

Colombian entrepreneur born in 1835 and died on October 13, 1919, in the city of Medellin. It was known with the nickname the Golden donkey, due to his visionary and enterprising spirit in the agricultural, livestock, mining and industrial businesses, which allowed him to develop the mechanization and labor technification of some enterprises undertaken. He/She alternated his studies at the Colegio de Antioquia and the trade in his family stores.

He was self-taught in civil, commercial and mining law. He/She participated actively in the politics of his hometown as a councilor of Medellin and Antioquia Deputy. He/She stood out as Director and shareholder of the company Minera El Zancudo and catching (Titiribí) dedicated to the exploitation of veins of gold and silver from the mining society of the Chorros.Es regarded as one of the pioneers of the construction industry on a large scale in the city of Medellin. He/She was one of the main investors and entrepreneurs during the pre-industrial stage Colombian in late 19th century and early 20th. Some of his main works were the construction of the bridge, churches, in Jericho, on the Cauca River; the construction of the market square in the neighborhood Guayaquil (Medellin) in 1894 and the Colombian electric telegraph company. He/She undertook various water and sewerage systems, the same building that the road from Santa Elena, which connects the city of Medellín with the municipality of Rionegro.llevo business estate and imported items; He/She set up coffee, threshing cereals and coffee haciendas. He/She was the first Colombian businessman who assembled one of the first factories of chocolate, the brick of Bethlehem and the Zancudo in the City Bank. He/She constantly traveled to Europe in search of technology, and in 1899 came to Medellin from France, with the first car that came to Colombia.