Person - Belgrano González, Manuel (1770-1820)

Belgrano González, Manuel (1770-1820)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Buenos Aires (Argentina)  1770-06-03 - Buenos Aires (Argentina)  1820-06-20


Manuel José Joaquín del Corazón de Jesús Belgrano (Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 3, 1770 - Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 20, 1820). He was a lawyer and Argentine soldier, one of the main protagonists of the independence of Argentina. He began his studies in Buenos Aires and completed his university training in Spain. He studied jurisprudence at the University of Salamanca and graduated from Bachelor in Valladolid. In 1792, he received the title of lawyer in Madrid, and the following year, he was appointed Secretary of the Consulate of Commerce of Buenos Aires, from that position, he promoted reformist policies in economic and educational areas. In 1806, as a member of the militia, he fought against the English who had invaded the Río de la Plata (River), obtaining the rank of Captain. In 1810, he was a member of the First Junta of the Government, awarding him with important military missions. First, it was given to him the command of the Army of the North sent to Paraguay and the Eastern Strip, making victory at Tucumán and Salta (1813) against the Spanish forces. He was defeated when he went into the Alto Peru, Vilcapugio and Ayohuma. These defeats dismissed him and the command of the army of the North was entrusted to José de San Martín (1778-1850). Given his political training, he traveled to Spain and Europe to announce the independence of Buenos Aires. In 1815, he reoccupied the management of the Northern army, strengthening in Tucumán. He was actively involved in the creation of the Congress in this town and along with San Martín, influenced him for the purpose of proclaim the independence.


Lugar de Nacimiento:

Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 1770-06-03

Lugar de Defunción:

Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 1820-06-20


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San Martín, José de (1778-1850)  - Earlier (He/She is the predecessor of)

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