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History of the Peruvian Flag

Last modified: 2005-12-17 by antonio martins
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  • Flags Page of the Regimientos de America website, showing historical military flags, including some early 1800 royalist (spanish) ones used in Peru (images by Jaume Ollé).
    reported by Olivier Touzeau, 10 Oct 2002


J. G. Fuentes [fue75] shows the official Peruvian flags 1820-22, 1822-25 (both national and military flags), 1825-present, and five Peruvian proposals 1825.
Dave Martucci, 19 Mar 2000

Adoption of the current flag (1825)

[Flag of Peru of 1825]
image by Jaume Ollé

When started the Peruvian Constituent Asembly in 1825, a new national flag was proposed. Five projects were presentated, but Bolivar rejected all them. Only a minor change was made: the red sun in the center was changed to national arms. In 1838 General Santa Cruz created the Peruvian-Bolivian Confederation, in which Peru entered as two entities: North Peru (under the flag of 1825), and South Peru (with a new flag). In 1839, General Santa Cruz was overthrown and the flag of 1825 was re-established for the whole country.
Jaume Ollé, 26 Jul 1996