Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Argentina´s Flag Day
Born in Buenos Aires on June 3 1770, studied at the Colegio de San Carlos and then at the universities of Salamanca and Valladolid in Spain. In 1793, there was a lawyer and in 1794, in Buenos Aires, was appointed first secretary of the Consulate, with 23 years. From here, encouraged education through skills training. In addition, he founded schools of drawing, mathematics and seamanship. During the British invasions of 1806, joined the militia to defend the city folk. Since then, he shared his passion for politics and the economy with a military career that led him to participate in liberating struggles throughout Latin America. In the May Revolution, Belgrano played a leading role and was appointed Member of the Revolutionary and sent an expedition to Paraguay. In its established course, the February 27, 1812, the national flag.
Between 1812 and 1813, in the north, he led the heroic exodus of the people jujeño and achieved major victories in September 1812-Tucumán - Salta y-February 1813 -. Participate actively in 1816 in the Congress of Tucuman, which declared the independence of Argentina.
Manuel Belgrano one died June 20, 1820, amid a bloody civil war and poor and sick