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Manuel Blanco Encalada

In office
July 9, 1826 – September 9, 1826
Vice President Agustín Eyzaguirre
Preceded by Ramón Freire (last Supreme Director)
Succeeded by Agustín Eyzaguirre

Born April 21, 1790(1790-04-21)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died September 5, 1876 (aged 86)
Santiago, Chile
Political party None
Spouse(s) Carmen Gana López

Manuel José Blanco y Calvo de Encalada (April 21, 1790, Buenos Aires – September 5, 1876 Santiago de Chile) was a Vice-Admiral in the Chilean Navy, a political figure, and Chile's first President (Provisional)(1826).

Blanco Encalada, the son of Manuel Lorenzo Blanco Cicerón and of Mercedes Calvo de Encalada y Recabarren (a Spanish father and a Chilean mother). He was trained for the navy in Spain. Later, during the Chilean War of Independence, he joined the Chilean forces, where he served with distinction under Lord Thomas Cochrane and rose to rank of Vice-Admiral and commander of the Chilean forces in (1825), where he participated in the capture of Chiloé. The following year, Congress elected him to the newly-established position of President of the Republic. He soon had several fights with Congress, which was trying to install a federalist system, and resigned within two months.

Later, he joined the wars against the Peruvian-Bolivian Confederation and Spain (1865–1866). After the war, he became Governor of Valparaíso and minister to France.


The Blanco Encalada Cabinet
President Manuel Blanco Encalada 9 July 1826 – 10 September 1826
Minister of Government & Foreign Affairs Ventura Blanco Encalada 8 March 1826 – 20 October 1826
Minister of War & Navy José María Novoa 8 March 1826 – 21 June 1826
Tomás Obejero 21 June 1826 – 26 September 1826
Minister of Finance Manuel José Gandarillas 8 March 1826 – 12 September 1826

See also

Political offices
Preceded by
Ramón Freire
(last Supreme Director)
President of Chile
Succeeded by
Agustín Eyzaguirre
Military offices
Preceded by
Francisco de la Lastra
Navy General Commander
Succeeded by
José Ignacio Zenteno
Preceded by
Santiago Aldunate
Navy General Commander
Succeeded by
Robert Simpson


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