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Federico de Brandsen

Carlos Luis Federico de Brandsen was a Coronel of French origin who fought in many of the South American wars of independence and for Argentina in the War with Brazil.

In 1811 Brandsen joined the Army of the Italian Kingdom who fought alongside Napoleon In the Germany campaign he was injured in three separate battles and gained the rank of captain. After the abdication of Napoleon in 1813 and the dissolution of the Italian Kingdom in 1814, Brandsen returned to France where he fought in the Hundred Days, receiving another injury.

In 1817 the Napoleonic Wars ended. Thus, Brandsen was convinced by the Argentine President Bernardino Rivadavia to join the fight to liberate the Americas from the Spanish Empire and embarked for Buenos Aires. On December 19, 1817 the United Provinces of South America gave him the rank of Captain of the [[w:es:Regimiento de Granaderos a Caballo|Regimiento de Granaderos a Caballo (ES)]], he then fought in the Chilean War of Independence under the command of General San Martin. Brandsen then fought in the Bio-Bio campaign and the "Expedicion Libertadora del Peru".

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