Diego Portales, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Diego Portales

Chilean statesman and entrepreneur

Date of Birth: 16-Jun-1793

Place of Birth: Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

Date of Death: 06-Jun-1837

Profession: politician, entrepreneur, diplomat

Nationality: Chile

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Diego Portales

  • Diego JosĂ© Pedro VĂ­ctor Portales y Palazuelos (Spanish pronunciation: ['dje?o po?'tales]; June 16, 1793 – June 6, 1837) was a Chilean statesman and entrepreneur.
  • As a minister of president JosĂ© JoaquĂ­n Prieto, Diego Portales played a pivotal role in shaping the state and government politics in the 19th century, delivering with the Constitution of 1833 the framework of the Chilean state for almost a century.
  • Portales' influential political stance included unitarianism, presidentialism and conservatism which led to consolidate Chile as a constitutional authoritarian republic with democracy restricted to include only upper class men. While deeply unpopular during his lifetime, the murder of Portales in 1837 during a mutiny has been judged a decisive factor during the War of the Confederation by switching Chilean public opinion to support the war against the Peru–Bolivian Confederation.

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