Mariano Acha

Deceased Person

1799 – 1841

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Who was Mariano Acha?

Mariano Acha was a soldier who fought in the Argentine Civil Wars.

On 20 March 1841 the four hundred men led by Colonel Mariano Acha were surprised by troops under General Nazario BenavĂ­dez and scattered. In the Battle of Angaco on 16 August 1841, Acha defeated Benavides. Acha defended San Juan against the forces supporting Juan Manuel de Rosas, but after 48 hours surrendered on 22 August 1841. On 21 September 1841 he was executed. Although he had surrendered on condition that his life would be spared, he was decapitated and his head displayed for public view.

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Born
Nov 11, 1799
Buenos Aires
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Died
Sep 16, 1841
San Luis Province

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on July 23, 2013

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