José Joaquín PRIETO

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South American and Central American politician

ChileanBorn José Joaquín PRIETO VIAL

Chilean military and political figure, twice President of Chile

Born on August 20, 1786 in Concepción , Chile

Died on November 22, 1864 in Santiago , Chile

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Prieto was one of five sons of a Creole officer in Concepción. After finishing school, he joined the cavalry garrison in his home town. In 1810, he joined the Chilean fight for independence against his father's will. He met Manuela Warnes García de Zúñiga in Buenos Aires and married her in 1812. During the Chilean War of Independence, he served as a captain. In the dispute between Bernardo O'Higgins and José Miguel Carrera, he took the side of O'Higgins, who then made him Quartermaster general of the southern army.

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