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Jose Santiago Munoz Bezanilla (c.1780 - 1836), was a Chilean soldier and politician.
Munoz Bezanilla was born in Santiago, and took part in the movement for independence from the very beginning. In 1811, he was one of the officers in charge of putting down the Figueroa mutiny, as aide-de-camp of the Grenadiers regiment. He participated in all the campaigns of the Patria Vieja (1811-1814), and after the defeat of Rancagua, he was left stranded between the Royalist armies. Captured by the Spanish authorities, he was exiled to the Juan Fernandez Islands, where he remained imprisoned until after the victory of Maipu.
Jose Santiago Munoz was an ardent Liberal, and propagandist. He defended the liberal credo as a journalist for the El Pipiolo, El Tizon Republicano, El Monitor Araucano and El Canalla newspapers.
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