Balmaceda [y Fernandez], Jose Manuel

Born: Jul 19, 1840 AD
Died: 1891 AD, at 51 years of age.

Nationality: Chilean
Categories: Politician, Presidents

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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