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Rosas Don Juan Manuel Irtizde

Rosas, Don Juan Manuel Irtiz de (1793-1877), Argentine statesman and President of the Confederation, was born at Buenos Ayres, and was iof noble descent. He was a Federalist, but supported President Rodriguez in 1820, and in 1831 was made captain-general, organising the Confederation and helping to subdue ithe Indian tribes. His unscrupulous methods procured him the position of president, and he then became absolute dictator, embroiling the state with England, France, and Brazil. He tried to force the Plate River States into the Confederation, but failed, and was in 1852 defeated at Monte Casiros. He escaped to England, where he died.