Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Bandini, Juan
BANDINI, Juan, politician, b. in Lima, Peru, in 1800; d. in Los Angeles, Cal., in 1859. In 1831 he took part in a revolution against Gov. Victoria. In 1834 he was connected with a famous and disastrous Mexican scheme for a new colony in California, and in 1836-'38 he was leader of the southern opposition to Alvarado. These latter years were the culmination of his political activity, and with his failure in the conflict with Alvarado he retired from party leadership. But he continued to hold various minor offices, and early espoused the cause of the Americans in 1846.