José de San Martín who helped lead the revolutions against Spanish rule in Argentina (1812), Chile (1818), and Peru (1821). The boldness of his plan to attack the viceroyalty of Lima by crossing the Andes to Chile and going on by sea, as well as the patience and determination with which he executed it, was likely the decisive factor in the defeat of Spanish power in South America.


  • Name: Jose de San Martín
  • Birth Year: 1778
  • Birth date: February 25, 1778
  • Birth City: Yapeyú
  • Birth Country: Argentina
  • Gender: Male
  • Best Known For: Argentine soldier, statesman, and national hero José de San Martín helped lead the revolutions against Spanish rule in Argentina, Chile and Peru.
  • Industries
    • War and Militaries
    • World Politics
  • Astrological Sign: Pisces
  • Nacionalities
    • Argentine
  • Death Year: 1850
  • Death date: August 17, 1850
  • Death City: Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Death Country: France

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  • Article Title: José de San Martín Biography
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  • Url: https://www.biography.com/political-figures/jose-de-san-martin
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  • Last Updated: April 22, 2021
  • Original Published Date: April 2, 2014