Jo·sé Ger·va·sio [haw-seher-vah-syaw], /hɔˈsɛ hɛrˈvɑ syɔ/, 1764–1850, Uruguayan soldier and patriot.
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How to use Artigas in a sentence
But on the frontier of Buenos Aires this army joined the popular movement, and fraternised with the barbaric hordes of Artigas.
These popular chieftains throughout the provinces hailed Artigas as their champion.
The people everywhere, weary of the exactions of the nominees of the capital, looked to Jos Artigas as their champion.
The Government, after a vain attempt to come to some definite arrangement with Artigas, concluded a truce with him.
Jos Artigas took umbrage at the slow retreat of the Portuguese, and made war upon them with his light cavalry on his own account.
British Dictionary definitions for Artigas
José Gervasio. 1764–1850, the national hero of Uruguay. He fought for Uruguayan independence from Argentina, but was driven into exile in 1820
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