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Manuel Dorrego
Birth: 1787
Death: 1828

Argentine statesman and soldier, governor of Buenos Aires province (1820, 1827-28). After serving for a time in the War of Independence, he returned (1816) to Buenos Aires and became a journalist. He attacked the government of Juan Mart’n de Pueyrred—n and was banished (1817). Returning to Buenos Aires in 1820, he was provisional governor of the province (July-Sept., 1820). A leading advocate of federalism, he opposed the unitarian administration of Bernardino Rivadavia. After Juan Facundo Quiroga forced Rivadavia's resignation and the dissolution of the national government, Dorrego became governor of Buenos Aires (Aug., 1827). He accepted (1828) on behalf of the nation the treaty of peace with Brazil. His constitutional government was overthrown (Dec., 1828) by Juan Lavalle, and Dorrego was summarily executed. This action led to a reprisal by Juan Manuel de Rosas, who claimed to be Dorrego's avenger. (bio by: Glen Short) 

Cause of death: executed
 
Burial:
Cementerio de la Recoleta
Buenos Aires
Capital Federal, Argentina
Plot: His grave is #7 on the La Recoleta map.
 
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Record added: Jan 05, 2001
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Gran patriota, juraste con gloria morir. No fue en vano, millones no olvidamos y en tiempos paz haremos justicia.
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