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Felipe Santiago Salaverry

Felipe Santiago de Salaverry was a Peruvian soldier, politician and, from 1835 to 1836, President of Peru.

When the garrison of Callao revolted in January, 1835, against then President Luis Orbegoso, and pronounced in favor of La Fuente, Salaverry defeated the insurgents, and was appointed governor of the fortress. But on February 23 he himself rose in arms against the government, and as Orbegozo abandoned Lima, Salaverry occupied the capital and proclaimed himself "Supreme Chief of the Republic".

In a few months he had possession of the south, and Orbegoso was reduced with a small force to the northern provinces, when he sought the intervention of Andres Santa Cruz, with whom he concluded a treaty. Soon after the Bolivian army invaded Peru and Salaverry retired to the city of Arequipa, and on 7 February, 1836, was totally routed to Socabaya, a district of the city.

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