Profession: Revolutionary Leader
Why Famous: Argentine general and a key leader of South America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire that led to independence in Argentina, Chile and Peru.
- 1812-09-12 Revolutionary leader Jose de San Martin (33) weds María de los Remedios de Escalada at Buenos Aires Cathedral in Argentina
- 1817-01-18 José de San Martín leads a revolutionary army over the Andes to attack Spanish royalists in Chile
- 1818-03-16 Second Battle of Cancha Rayada - Spanish forces defeat Chileans under José de San Martín
- 1818-04-05 In the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement - led by Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martín - win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.
- 1821-10-08 The government of General José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.
- 1822-07-26 Secret meeting of Simón Bolívar and Jose de San Martin