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Manuel Bulnes

Bulnes, Manuel (mänwĕlˈ bōlˈnās) [key], 1799–1866, president of Chile (1841–51). He served in the revolt against Spain and commanded the victorious Chilean forces at the battle of Yungay (1839), where the Peru-Bolivia confederation of Andrés Santa Cruz was destroyed. Bulnes, a conservative, was elected president and, through stern and repressive measures, fostered economic and educational progress.

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