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Maipú (mĪpōˈ) [key], battlefield, central Chile, a few miles S of Santiago. On Apr. 5, 1818, San Martín routed the Spanish royalist army at Maipú and assured Chilean independence. The victory made possible his liberating expedition to Peru.

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