Maipú


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Maipú

(mīpo͞o`), battlefield, central Chile, a few miles S of Santiago. On Apr. 5, 1818, San MartínSan Martín, José de
, 1778–1850, South American revolutionist, b. Yapeyú, in present-day Argentina. After service with the Spanish army in Europe, he returned (1812) to join the revolution against Spain in his native country.
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 routed the Spanish royalist army at Maipú and assured Chilean independence. The victory made possible his liberating expedition to Peru.