Jose de San Martin

Miles Polley Chandler Pollock Blake Guilluame Hayden Norris


Lifetime: 1778-1850

Born in Yapeyú, Argentina

Jose's Parents:

  • Gregoria Mattoras
  • Juan de San Martin- former soldier and administrator of Yapeyú
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Early life and Education

  • 7 years old moved to Spain
  • Stayed there until 1812, when he moved back to Argentina
  • Educated in the Seminary of Nobles, located in Madrid
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He was a general in the Spanish army.

  • Fought against French in the Peninsular War

1812 sought to serve in Argentinian army.

Work Cited

Chicago Citations

Liebowitz, Sol. Argentina. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1999. Print.

Shumway, Nicolas. The Invention of Argentina. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991.

Alexander, Robert J. An Introduction to Argentina. New York: Praeger, 1969.

Rock, David. Argentina, 1516-1987: From Spanish Colonization to Alfonsín. Rev. and Expanded ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.

Britannica School, s.v. "José de San Martín," accessed November 14, 2014,

"San Martín, José de." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Grolier Online (accessed November 14, 2014).

Byers, Paula K., ed. Encyclopedia of World Biography. 2nd ed. Vol. 13. Detroit, MI: Gale Research,