1778 – Born on the 28th of August in Chillan, Chile.
1810 – He joined the nationalist rebels fighting for independence from Spain.
1817 – He went back on the offensive with the aid of Argentine General Jose de San Martin.
– He led a Cavalry charge that won the Battle of Chacabuco.
1823 – He was deposed by a conservative coup.
– He organized the Chilean Army and the first Chilean Navy.
1842 – He died on the 24th of October in Lima, Peru.