Agustín Gamarra

Agustín Gamarra

Agustín Gamarra (* 27. August 1785 in Cuzco; † 18. November 1841 in Ingavi, Bolivia) was a Peruvian general and president of Peru of the 1. September 1829 up to 20. December 1833 and 2. Times of 25. August 1838 up to 18. November 1841.

Gamarra studied theology at the university of San Buenaventura, occurred however before completion of the study as a Freiwilliger the Spanish army. It served in Bolivia, fought against Argentina and up to the lieutenant colonel was carried. 1821 it was abkommandiert after Lima and became commander 2. Battalion of the regiment of Cuzco. Here it attached the independent one and to the Colonel and to the Brigadier General beförert itself. Until 1824 it served Bolívar and Antonio José de Sucre under Simón.

Afterwards it became Präfekt of Cuzco and starting from 1828 commanders in chief of the army in the fights against Bolivia. With its return after Lima it expressed against the president at that time of Peru José de La Mar , even provisional president and in the same year to the regular president selected itself. 1839 he was selected again to the president of Peru.


 

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