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Alvear, Carlos Maria de

Born: 1789 AD
Died: 1852 AD
Nationality: N/A
Categories: General, Politician

1789 – Born on October 25th in Santo Angel, Misiones. An Argentine general, nationalist, and politician.


1804 – His brothers and mother died in an incident that took place on October 5th, when English frigates opened fire on the Spanish ship that was transporting them.


1815 – He was chosen to replace Posadas as the Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the River Plate (present-day Argentina).


1824-1825 – Returned to Argentina, protected by an amnesty law (Ley del olvido).


         – He represented the Provincias Unidas during the Convention of Bolivia, where his participation gave rise to considerable controversy.


1826-1827 – President Bernardino Rivadavia made him his Minister of War and Navy.


         – He led the army during the Argentina-Brazil War.


1838 – He became Argentina’s first minister plenipotentiary to the United States.


1852 – Died on November 3rd in New York, United States. He spent the rest of his tumultuous life as ambassador in the United States.