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.
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