Jose Artigas

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Birthday
19, 1764
Birthplace
Montevideo, Uruguay
Death Date
Sep 23, 1850 (86)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
19, 1764
Birthplace
Montevideo, Uruguay
Death Date
Sep 23, 1850 (86)

About

War hero who was often labeled the Father of Uruguayan nationhood. He was involved in the Oriental Revolution and the Luso Brazilian invasion.

Before Fame

He was a precocious child--cattle smuggling and fighting--but always stood up for the rights of people he felt couldn't defend themselves.

Trivia

His image appeared on the 1998 Uruguay Five-Pesos banknote.

Family Life

He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Associated With

He and James Wolfe are among some of the world's most remembered war heros.