EXILE
Yes, we're back at San Martín's. I had already told you that after the Peru episode, San Martín went into voluntary exile in Europe. His later years were very much a trying not to get involved in politics. That is probably why he left Argentina (he did not want to get involved in the civil wars), and that is why he left Belgium (he did not want to get involved in the Belgian revolution of 1830). He had hoped to be able to finally settle in France, but when the French Revolution started in 1848, he again tried to flee. However, he was very weak by then so he never made it to England, but died in Boulogne-sur-Mer.

On this stamp, which is part of a set to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his death, we see San Martín looking out over the sea at Boulogne-sur-Mer. (Although I must admit it does look a bit like Gulliver standing on the white cliffs of Dover!)

:-)
Adrian

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