Manuel José Joaquin del Corazon de Jesus Belgrano, usually referred to as Manuel Belgrano (3 June 1770 – 20 June 1820) was an Argentine economist, politician, andmilitary leader. He took part in the Argentine Wars of Independence and created the Flag of Argentina. He is regarded as one of the main Libertadores of the country.
Manuel Belgranowas born in Buenos Aires on 3 June 1770 in the paternal House. He was named Secretary "Perpetual" of Consulate trade of Buenos Aires on June 2 the 1794, He served that post untilshortly before the may revolution in 1810.
Belgrano was the founder in the Río de la Plata stream called carlotismo.
Early in may 1810 was one of the main leaders of the insurrectionthat became the may revolution. He participated in the chapter opened on May 22 and voted for the replacement of the viceroy by a Board, which was the winning proposal. On May 25 waselected member of the Governing Board first embryo of an Argentine Government along with other two carlotistas: Castelli and Paso.`
There, in Rosario on the banks of the Parana, on27 February 1812 raised for the first time the Argentine flag, he created with the colors of the Cockade, also his work. He did so before the batteries of artillery called "Freedom"and "Independence", where today is located the historical national flag Memorial. Initially, the flag was a distinctive for its Division of the army, but later adopted as a symbol ofindependence. In your choice of colors of the Argentine national flag has been traditionally said that he was inspired by the colors of the sky.
Arrived in Buenos Aires alreadyseriously ill of hidropesía. This same disease led to the death, 20 June 1820 at arreciaba the political crisis in the capital; that day is remembered as the day of the three Governors.