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Lavalleja

[lah-vah-ye-hah] /ˌlɑ vɑˈyɛ hɑ/
noun
1.
Juan Antonio
[hwahn ahn-taw-nyaw] /ʰwɑn ɑnˈtɔ nyɔ/ (Show IPA),
1784–1853, Uruguayan revolutionary: leader in war of independence against Brazil 1825.
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  • Lavalleja was now invested with the chief office of the land.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • Rondeau was deposed and Lavalleja assumed the reins of power.

  • The Lavalleja colony was founded in a field of government land, and occupied by many native families.

  • He promptly deserted and was at once associated with Lavalleja in the command.

  • Within a few minutes the consummation had been achieved, and Lavalleja was in dry clothes.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • Determined to inflict a first decisive blow, Lavalleja led his men onwards to the attack.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • Thus ere Lavalleja's expedition had succeeded in crossing the stream there had been moments of wild bustle in Dolores.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • The three names that stood out from the very midst of the chaos of events were those of Lavalleja, Rivera, and Oribe.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • Lending support to Lavalleja, he sent a force of three hundred men across the river.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • In short, Lavalleja became a dictator of the most arbitrary type from the very beginning of his authority.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel

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