Pedro Leon Gallo
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Pedro Leon Diaz Gallo was an Argentine statesman and priest. He was a deputy to the Congress of Tucuman which on 9 July 1816 declared the Independence of Argentina.
Gallo was born in Santiago del Estero and studied at the Monserrat School in Cordoba until he was ordained, graduating as a teacher of art (or philosophy according to other sources) at the University of San Carlos.
Gallo was elected to represent Santiago del Estero in the Tucuman Congress and served for the declaration in 1816. He was vice-president of the Congress in August 1816 and twice president after it was moved to Buenos Aires.
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