José de San Martín

José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras was born on Febuary 25, 1778, at Yapeyú, Corrientes, in the Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata — modern-day Argentina. Known simply as José de San Martín or El Libertador of Argentina, Chile and Peru, he was a Spanish-Argentine general and the prime leader of the southern and central parts of South America’s successful struggle for independence … Continue reading José de San Martín

The Battle of Maipú in the Chilean War of Independence

This morning, I wrote an article for my postcard blog about a highway in southern Chile. As it is a “random stamp day”, I thought it would be nice to stay within that country. The first pictorials to be released by the Republic of Chile (República de Chile) comprised a set of 15 bicolored stamps marking the centenary of independence in 1910. On September 18, … Continue reading The Battle of Maipú in the Chilean War of Independence