Manuel Belgrano

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Manuel José Joaquín del Corazón de Jesús Belgrano (3 June 1770 – 20 June 1820) was an Argentine lawyer, general, politician, economist and journalist. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His parents were Domenico Belgrano Peri, he was Italian; and María Josefa González Casero, she was born in Buenos Aires but her family was from Santiago del Estero. He had 8 brothers and 7 sisters. His children were called Pedro Rosas y Belgrano and Manuela Mónica Belgrano. He studied Laws in Salamanca and Valladolid. He also studied Latin, Philosophy and Theology.

Manuel Belgrano
Portrait of Manuel Belgrano by François-Casimir Carbonnier made during Belgrano's diplomatic mission to London
Committee member of the Primera Junta
In office
25 May 1810 – 26 September 1810
Perpetual secretary of the Commerce Consulate of Buenos Aires
In office
2 June 1794 – April 1810
Personal details
Manuel José Joaquín del Corazón de Jesús Belgrano

(1770-06-03)3 June 1770
Buenos Aires, Governorate of the Rio de la Plata, Viceroyalty of Peru (Now Argentina)
Died20 June 1820(1820-06-20) (aged 50)
Buenos Aires, United Provinces of the Río de la Plata
Political partyCarlotism, Patriot
Domestic partnerMaría Josefa Ezcurra, María Dolores Helguero
Alma materUniversity of Valladolid
Military service
AllegianceArgentina United Provinces of South America
Years of service1810–1819

He was a member of the "Primera Junta" and he participated in May Revolution. He created the Flag of Argentina on 27 February,1812. He was a great defender of colonialism and freedom of expression. He fought in the wars of Independence against the Spanish Army. He met José de San Martín, who became Commander in Chief of the Army of the North in January, 1814.