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Balmaceda [y Fernandez], Jose Manuel

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Born: 1840 AD
Died: 1891 AD, at 51 years of age.

Nationality: Chilean
Categories: Politician, Presidents

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1840 - Born on the 19th of July in Santiago Chile.

 

1864 - Entered public life as secretary to former president Manuel Montt.

 

1878 - He is credited with persuading Argentina not to join the War of the Pacific.

 

1886 - Balmaceda became President of Chile.

 

1888 - He faced battles with congress over its demands for the removal of ministers, which eventually led to civil war.

 

1891 - The conflict led to the Chilean Civil war, Balmaceda's forces were overcome.

 

         - Balmaceda fled to the Argentinian embassy where he stayed.  

 

         - Committed suicide 18th of September rather than surrender to the new government.

 

 


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