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José de San Martín

Argentine general and independence leader
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José de San Martín (1778 - 1850) was an Argentine general and politician. He was born in Yapeyú, Corrientes, Argentina. He liberated Argentina, Peru and Chile from Spain. In 1817, he crossed the Andes from Mendoza to Chile. Together with Simón Bolívar, San Martín is called one of the Liberators of South America.