1799 – He was born in Concepción on the 25th of December.
1818 – At the age of 16 he was imprisoned as a revolutionary by the Spanish authorities, but was soon released, and joined the army of San Martin under whom he served as colonel throughout the Chilean War of Independence.
1820-1823 – He accomplished the temporary conquest of the Arucanian Indians.
1831-1838 – He was appointed brigadier general, commanded the Chilean army, sent against Gen. Santa Cruz in Peru.
1841-1851 – He served as the president of Chile.
1866 – He died in Santiago on the 18th of October.