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The patriot José Gervasio Artigas (1764-1850) is of ten referred to as the father of Uruguayan independence. While such a title is somewhat misleading, certainly Artigas is unchallenged as the greatest hero of Uruguay.
Juan Antonio Lavalleja (1778-1853) was a Uruguayan independence leader. He led the "Immortal Thirty-three," a patriot band that initiated Uruguay's successful move for independence in 1825.