Bulnes, Manuel

Bulnes, Manuel

(mänwĕl` bo͞ol`nās), 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 CruzSanta Cruz, Andrés
, 1792?–1865, president of Bolivia (1829–39). In 1820 he joined the revolutionists against Spain and, as Bolívar's chief of staff, participated in the decisive liberating battles of Junín and Ayacucho.
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 was destroyed. Bulnes, a conservative, was elected president and, through stern and repressive measures, fostered economic and educational progress.
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