José de San Martín

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín

Profession: Revolutionary Leader


Biography: 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.

Born: February 25, 1778
Birthplace: Yapeyú, Argentina
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: August 17, 1850 (aged 72)

Married Life

  • 1812-09-12 Revolutionary leader Jose de San Martin (33) weds María de los Remedios de Escalada at Buenos Aires Cathedral in Argentina

Historical Events

  • 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 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

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