José Gervasio Artigas

1764 - 1850

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José Gervasio Artigas Arnal (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse xeɾˈβa.sjo aɾˈti.ɣas aɾˈnal]; June 19, 1764 – September 23, 1850) was a political leader, military general, statesman and national hero of Uruguay and the broader Río de la Plata region. He fought in the Latin American wars of independence against the Spanish Empire, but also against the Portuguese Empire and the centralist government of Buenos Aires in the pursuit of political and civil liberties for the peoples of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. He is considered a Libertador of Latin America and a national hero in Uruguay, sometimes referred as "the father of Uruguayan nationhood". His biggest political project was the creation of the Federal League, a confederation of South American provinces under a federal style of government inspired by the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of José Gervasio Artigas has received more than 235,176 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). José Gervasio Artigas is the 4,259th most popular politician (down from 4,214th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Uruguay (up from 14th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Uruguayan Politician.

José Gervasio Artigas is most famous for his role in the formation of Uruguay.

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Among politicians, José Gervasio Artigas ranks 4,259 out of 15,710Before him are William II of Württemberg, Levon Ter-Petrosyan, Köprülüzade Fazıl Mustafa Pasha, Harpalus, Ovadia Yosef, and Ernst Johann von Biron. After him are Pontiac, Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy, Jindeok of Silla, Zhu Youlang, Takelot II, and Andocides.

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Among people born in 1764, José Gervasio Artigas ranks 5Before him are Élisabeth of France, Ann Radcliffe, Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, and Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey. After him are Alexander Mackenzie, Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, Johann Gottfried Schadow, John Goodricke, Nikolai Rezanov, Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and Fletcher Christian. Among people deceased in 1850, José Gervasio Artigas ranks 17Before him are Frédéric Bastiat, Lin Zexu, Johann Heinrich von Thünen, Robert Peel, Germain Henri Hess, and Nikolaus Lenau. After him are Józef Bem, Jean-Pierre Boyer, Vincent Pallotti, Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville, Adam Oehlenschläger, and Johann Gottfried Schadow.

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In Uruguay

Among people born in Uruguay, José Gervasio Artigas ranks 13 out of 314Before him are José Nasazzi (1901), Óscar Tabárez (1947), José Leandro Andrade (1901), Héctor Castro (1904), Héctor Scarone (1898), and Pedro Cea (1900). After him are Mario Benedetti (1920), José Santamaría (1929), Enzo Francescoli (1961), Obdulio Varela (1917), Enrique Ballestrero (1905), and Diego Forlán (1979).

Among POLITICIANS In Uruguay

Among politicians born in Uruguay, José Gervasio Artigas ranks 3Before him are José Mujica (1935) and Tabaré Vázquez (1940). After him are Juan María Bordaberry (1928), Julio María Sanguinetti (1936), Jorge Batlle (1927), Luis Alberto Lacalle (1941), Fructuoso Rivera (1784), Gregorio Conrado Álvarez (1925), Venancio Flores (1808), José Batlle y Ordóñez (1856), and Lucía Topolansky (1944).