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Lavalleja

[ lah-vah-ye-hah ]

noun

  1. Juan An·to·nio [hwahn ahn-, taw, -nyaw], 1784–1853, Uruguayan revolutionary: leader in war of independence against Brazil 1825.


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

Determined to inflict a first decisive blow, Lavalleja led his men onwards to the attack.

Lending support to Lavalleja, he sent a force of three hundred men across the river.

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

In short, Lavalleja became a dictator of the most arbitrary type from the very beginning of his authority.

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