Bartolomé Mitre

Bartolomé Mitre
President of Argentina
In office
12 October 1862 – 12 October 1868
Interim: 12 December 1861 – 12 October 1862
Vice PresidentMarcos Paz
Preceded byJuan Esteban Pedernera
Succeeded byDomingo Faustino Sarmiento
7th Governor of Buenos Aires
In office
3 May 1860 – 11 October 1862
Vice GovernorManuel Ocampo
Vicente Cazón
Preceded byFelipe Llavallol
Succeeded byVicente Cazón
Personal details
Born(1821-06-26)26 June 1821
Buenos Aires
Died19 January 1906(1906-01-19) (aged 84)
Buenos Aires
Resting placeLa Recoleta Cemetery
Political partyColorado (Uruguay)
Unitary (1851–1862)
Liberal (1862–1874)
National (1874)
Civic Union (1890–1891)
National Civic Union (1891–1906)
Spouse(s)Delfina Vedia
Military service
Allegiance Argentina
Service/branchSeal of the Argentine Army.svg Argentine Army
RankTeniente General.PNG Lieutenant general

Bartolomé Mitre Martínez (26 June 1821 – 19 January 1906) was an Argentine statesman, military figure, and author. He was the President of Argentina from 1862 to 1868.

Life and times

Mitre was born in Buenos Aires to a Greek family originally named Mitropoulos.[1]

As a liberal, he was an opponent of Juan Manuel de Rosas, and he was forced into exile. He worked as a soldier and journalist in Uruguay as a supporter of General Fructuoso Rivera, who named Mitre Lieutenant Colonel of the Uruguayan Army in 1846. Mitre later lived in Bolivia, Peru, and Chile, and in the latter country, he collaborated with legal scholar and fellow Argentine exile Juan Bautista Alberdi in the latter's periodical, El Comercio of Valparaíso.

Mitre returned to Argentina after the defeat of Rosas at the 1852 Battle of Caseros. He was a leader of the revolt of Buenos Aires Province against Justo José de Urquiza's federal system in the Revolution of 11 September 1852, and was appointed to important posts in the provincial government after the Province seceded from the Confederation.

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