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Manuel Xavier Rodriguez Erdoiza Chilean lawyer and guerrilla leader, considered one of the founders of independent Chile. Rodriguez was of Basque descent.
He was born on 25 February 1785 and was the son of Don Carlos Rodriguez de Herrera y Zeballos, a customs officer from Peru, and Maria Loreto de Erdoiza y Aguirre who was a young Chilean aristocrat.
Rodriguez entered the esteemed Carolino College where he was a classmate of Jose Miguel Carrera. He went on to study law at the Royal University of San Felipe, and subsequently became a lawyer in 1807.
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