Gómez was a leading figure in the history of the Partido Blanco . He played a crucial role in the defense of Paysandús in the fight against the Revolution of Venancio Flores and was shot in 1865 together with other defenders of the city. His body was then transferred to Concepción del Uruguay and buried there. In 1884 his remains were transferred to the central cemetery, the Cementerio Central , of Montevideo, along with other heroes of Uruguayan history . The Uruguayan press reported on November 18, 2009 that Gómez's final resting place had been desecrated.
The Barrio Leandro Gómez in Montevideo is named after him.
- Brief biography on uruguayeduca.edu.uy (Spanish)
- Profanan tumba donde descansan restos de Leandro Gómez on observa.com.uy ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (Spanish)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Uruguayan military and politician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 13, 1811|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Montevideo|
|DATE OF DEATH||January 2, 1865|
|Place of death||Paysandú|