López y Planes, Vicente

López y Planes, Vicente

(vēsān`tā lō`pās ē plä`nās), 1784–1856, Argentine statesman and poet. He served (1806–7) under Jacques de LiniersLiniers, Jacques de,
Span. Santiago de Liniers y de Bremond , 1753–1810, French officer in Spanish service, viceroy of Río de la Plata. After a military and naval career in Europe, he was transferred to the Río de la Plata (1788) as a Spanish naval
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 against the British invaders. After the resignation of RivadaviaRivadavia, Bernardino
, 1780–1845, Argentine statesman and diplomat, first president of the United Provinces of La Plata (1826–27). He served (1806–7) under Jacques de Liniers against the British invaders and was a leading advocate of independence in 1810.
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, he became (1827) provisional president of the United Provinces of La Plata. He was a minister under DorregoDorrego, Manuel
, 1787–1828, Argentine statesman and soldier, governor of Buenos Aires province (1820, 1827–28). After serving for a time in the War of Independence, he returned (1816) to Buenos Aires and became a journalist.
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 and a prominent jurist under Juan Manuel de RosasRosas, Juan Manuel de
, 1793–1877, Argentine dictator, governor of Buenos Aires prov. (1829–32, 1835–52). As a boy he served under Jacques de Liniers against the British invaders of the Rio de la Plata (1806–7).
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. After the fall of Rosas, López y Planes was made (1852) governor of Buenos Aires prov. Outstanding among his poems are Triunfo argentino, a ballad celebrating the successful Argentine defense against the British, and a war song commemorating the triumph of the revolution, which was adopted as the national hymn in 1813. He was the father of Vicente Fidel LópezLópez, Vicente Fidel
, 1815–1903, Argentine historian, journalist, and politician; son of Vicente López y Planes. A member of the group that opposed the dictatorship of Juan Manuel de Rosas, he sought refuge in Chile (1840–52), where he founded a
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