Pardo, Manuel(mänwĕl` pär`dō), 1834–78, president of Peru (1872–76). After assisting José BaltaBalta, José
, 1816–72, president of Peru (1868–72). In 1865 he helped Mariano I. Prado to seize the presidency and served in his government, but in 1867 Balta led in overthrowing the dictatorship.
..... Click the link for more information. in establishing a constitutional government, Pardo succeeded him as president. To recover from the monetary ruin brought on Peru by the Balta regime, he advocated financial and administrative reforms. His term is chiefly noted for the signing (1873) of the treaty of alliance with Bolivia that led to war with Chile (see Pacific, War of thePacific, War of the,
1879–84, war between Chile and the allied nations, Peru and Bolivia; also called the Chile–Peruvian War. The trouble began when President Hilarión Daza of Bolivia rescinded (Feb.
..... Click the link for more information. ) in 1879. Later, because of his opposition to militarism, he was assassinated by a soldier. He is remembered for his benevolence and humanitarianism and especially for his services during the yellow-fever epidemic of 1867.