Jose Antonio Vidaurre
Colonel Jose Antonio Vidaurre Garreton was a Chilean military officer who led a failed insurrection in 1837 that culminated in the assassination of minister Diego Portales.
He was born in Concepcion, the son of Juan Manuel Vidaurre Ugalde de la Concha and Isabel Garreton. In 1813, at the age of 15, he joined the Chilean militia and fought in the Chilean War of Independence as a private, under General Jose Gregorio de las Heras. His bravery helped him win fast promotion, and by 1817 he was already a full captain. He participated in the Battles of Talcahuano and Cancha Rayada, and finally at Maipu in 1818.
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