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 Manuel Dorrego

Manuel Dorrego

Birth
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Death 13 Dec 1828 (aged 41)
Navarro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Burial Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Plot His grave is #7 on the La Recoleta map.
Memorial ID 19387 · View Source
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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


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  • Added: 5 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19387
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Manuel Dorrego (11 Jun 1787–13 Dec 1828), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19387, citing Cementerio de la Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina ; Maintained by Find A Grave .