MITRA Bartolome (Mitre Bartolome)( President of Argentina.)
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Biography MITRA Bartolome (Mitre Bartolome)
Born June 26, 1821 in Buenos Aires. Since 1837 participated in the civil wars. From 1846 to 1851 he lived in exile in Bolivia, Chile and Peru, was engaged in journalism. In 1852, Mitra returned to Buenos Aires and continued the fight against Juan Manuel de Rosas in the rebel army of General Justo Urquiza. In 1859, under the command of Mitra Unitarians defeated the separatists in the province of Cepeda and returned to the province in the Argentine Confederation. The following year, Mitra was elected governor of Buenos Aires province, and in 1861 defeated the federalists in the battle of Pavone, which led to the creation of a united Argentine Republic. President-elect (1862-1868), . Mitra has launched the construction of railways, . telegraph lines, . public schools, . acted, . aimed at improving postal services, have adopted new laws on trade and business activities, . revised tariffs,
. In 1864, during the war with Paraguay, Mitra commanded the combined forces of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.
In 1870, Mitra was founded in Buenos Aires newspaper 'La Nacion' ( 'La Nacin') - now one of the largest in the world, as well as the history of the Academy. Among his works - Life Belgrano (Historia de Belgrano, 1858) and Life of San Martin (Historia de San Martn, 1887). Mithras died in Buenos Aires on January 18, 1906.