Bulnes, Manuel

Bulnes, Manuel

Bulnes, Manuel (mänwĕlˈ bo͞olˈnās), 1799–1866, president of Chile (1841–51). He served in the revolt against Spain and commanded the victorious Chilean forces at the battle of Yungay (1839), where the Peru-Bolivia confederation of Andrés Santa Cruz was destroyed. Bulnes, a conservative, was elected president and, through stern and repressive measures, fostered economic and educational progress.
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