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Martin Rodriguez


Martin Rodriguez was an Argentine politician and soldier.

Rodriguez studied in Buenos Aires, and later took part in the resistance to the British incursions of the area during the Napoleonic Wars. Later, he played a part in the events of the May Revolution and, with the establishment of the First Junta which resulted, he was sent to the province of Entre Rios to support the activities of Manuel Belgrano in Paraguay.

Later, Rodriguez was colonel of a unit of hussars and organized the militias that later menaced a political meeting in April 1811, in an attempt to support Cornelio Saavedra. As a result of this, Rodriguez was temporarily imprisoned in San Juan, Argentina.

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