Year of creation:1902
- Rider(s):Lavalleja, Juan Antonio
(1784 –1853) led the group called “Thirty-Three Orientals” during Uruguay’s Declaration of Independence from Brazil in 1825. Lavalleja sought the presidency as a rival to Fructuoso Rivera in 1830. The latter won. In protest to his loss, Lavalleja staged revolts. He was part of a triumvirate chosen in 1852 to govern Uruguay, but died shortly after his accession to power. Lavalleja is remembered as a rebel who led the fight against Brazil. But as one of the major figures in early, post-independence Uruguayan history he is identified as a skilled but reactionary warrior who contributed to the culture of intermittent civil war which dogged Uruguay for much of the 19th century.
- Sculptor(s):Ferrari, Juan Manuel
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