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Agustin Eyzaguirre

Agustin Manuel de Eyzaguirre y Arechavala was a Chilean political figure. He served as Provisional President of Chile between 1826 and 1827.

During the first days of the revolt of Chile against Spanish domination in 1810 he was a member of the municipal corporation of Santiago, and joined the revolutionary cause with enthusiasm. He began his political career in 1812, when he was elected deputy to the first congress. When, in 1813, General Jose Miguel Carrera marched to meet the invasion of Brigadier Antonio Pareja, the senate appointed a temporary government, and Eyzaguirre was elected a member of the Junta de Gobierno established in March, 1813, along with Jose Miguel Infante and Jose Ignacio Cienfuegos, and which lasted until March 7, 1814.

During the presidency of Bernardo O'Higgins, Eyzaguirre retired to private life and devoted himself to his commercial interests. During this time he organized the famous Calcutta Company, for direct trade between Valparaiso and the East Indies, and thus was the first that caused the Chilean flag to float in Asiatic seas.

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