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Today in Latin American History

Chilean Rebels Defeat the Spanish at the Battle of Tucapel in 1553

Chilean Rebels Defeat the Spanish at the Battle of Tucapel in 1553

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Today in Latin American history, Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeated the Spanish conquistadors and executed the governor of Chile, Pedro de Valdivia at the Battle of Tucapel in 1553.

This battle happened in the context of the first stage of the Arauco War, named the “offensive war” within a larger uprising by Araucanians against the Spanish conquest of Chile.

No other forms of outbreak occured until the Chilean War for Independence in 1810.

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