Jose de San martin

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Birthday
25, 1778
Birthplace
Argentina
Death Date
Aug 17, 1850 (72)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
25, 1778
Birthplace
Argentina
Death Date
Aug 17, 1850 (72)

About

An Argentine Military Commander who ruled over all of southern South America after claiming independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821. He is considered a national hero in Peru and Argentina.

Before Fame

In 1808 he began involvement in the movement towards independence from Spain after the Peninsular War.

Trivia

He helped establish the Army of the Andes, in Cuyo Province, Argentina to help win independence from Spain.

Family Life

He married a gentry woman named Maria de los Remedios de Escalada in 1812 and they had a daughter together named Merecedes Tomasa San Martín y Escalada in 1816.

Associated With

He is second only to Simon Bolivar in importance to the South American Revolution.