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Sarmiento, Domingo Faustino

(Encyclopedia)Sarmiento, Domingo Faustino dōmēngˈgō foustēˈnō särmyānˈtō [key], 1811–88, Argentine statesman, educator, and author, president of the republic (1868–74). An opponent of Juan Manuel de ...

San Juan, city, Argentina

(Encyclopedia)San Juan săn wän, Span. sän hwän [key], city (1991 pop. 353,476), capital of San Juan prov., W Argentina. It is a commercial and industrial center in an agricultural region. Wine is the chief prod...

López, Vicente Fidel

(Encyclopedia)López, Vicente Fidel lōˈpās [key], 1815–1903, Argentine historian, journalist, and politician; son of Vicente López y Planes. A member of the group that opposed the dictatorship of Juan Manuel...

Alberdi, Juan Bautista

(Encyclopedia)Alberdi, Juan Bautista hwän boutēsˈtä älbārˈdē [key], 1810–84, Argentine political philosopher, patriot, and diplomat. He opposed Juan Manuel de Rosas, and after 1838 he spent years of exile...

Domingo, Plácido

(Encyclopedia)Domingo, Plácido plăˈcēdō dōmēˈgō [key], 1941–, Spanish operatic tenor, b. Madrid, Spain. He made his operatic debut in Mexico City in 1961 and his New York debut at the Metropolitan Opera ...

Avellaneda, Nicolás

(Encyclopedia)Avellaneda, Nicolás nēkōläsˈ ävāyänāˈᵺä [key], 1837–85, Argentine statesman, president of the republic (1874–80). As minister of justice, religion, and public instruction under Doming...

Badía y Leblich, Domingo

(Encyclopedia)Badía y Leblich, Domingo dōmēngˈgō bäᵺēˈä ē lāblēkˈ [key], 1766–1818, Spanish traveler, known as Ali Bey. Posing as a Muslim, he set out from Cádiz (1803) and traveled through N Afri...

Perón, Juan Domingo

(Encyclopedia)Perón, Juan Domingo hwän dōmēngˈgō pĕrōnˈ, 1895–1974, president of Argentina (1946–55; 1973–74). In 1971, President Lanusse, convinced that political order could not be achieved with...

Santa María, Domingo

(Encyclopedia)Santa María, Domingo dōmēngˈgō sänˈtä märēˈä [key], 1825–89, Chilean historian and statesman, president of Chile (1881–86). A liberal statesman, scholar, and author of several historic...

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