Colonel Aureliano Buendia
The second son of Jos� Arcadio Buend�a and �rsula Iguar�n. Aureliano grows up solitary and enigmatic, with a strange capacity for extrasensory perception. Outraged by the corruption of the Conservative government, he joins the Liberal rebellion and becomes Colonel Aureliano Buend�a, the rebel commander. After years of fighting, he loses his capacity for memory and deep emotion, signs a peace accord, and withdraws into his workshop, a lonely and hardened man. He is the widower of Remedios Moscote and the father, with Pilar Ternera, of Aureliano Jos�, and of seventeen sons�each named Aureliano�by seventeen different women.