Blanco Encalada was trained for the navy in Spain. Later, he joined the Chilean revolutionaries, where he served with distinction under Lord Cochrane and rose to rank of Admiral and commander of the Chilean forces in (1825), where he participated in the capture of Chiloe. For two months in the following year, he became President of the Republic. Later, he joined the wars against the Peruvian-Bolivian Confederation and Spain (1865–1866). Later he became Governor of Valparaíso and minister to France. 1825 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Chilo Island (Spanish: Isla de Chilo , or Isla Grande de Chilo ) is an island off the Pacific coast of South America, part of Chile. ... Capital Tacna Created 1836 Dissolved 1839 Demonym Peru-bolivian The Peru-Bolvian Confederacy was a short-lived state that existed in South America between the years 1836 and 1839. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Port of ValparaÃso, Chile ValparaÃso is one of the main seaports of Chile, on the Pacific Ocean, and the capital of the ValparaÃso Region. ...
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