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Encyclopedia > Juan Gregorio de las Heras

Juan Gregorio de las Heras (Buenos Aires, 1780Santiago de Chile, 1866) was an Argentine military who took part in the South American Wars of Independence and was also a governor of the province of Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires (English: Fair Winds; originally Ciudad de la Santísima Trinidad y Puerto de Santa María de los Buenos Aires, City of the Holy Trinity and Port of Saint Mary of the Fair Winds) is the capital of Argentina and its largest city and port, and one of... 1780 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Satellite image of Santiago Santiago (full form Santiago de Chile) is the capital of Chile. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The South American Wars of Independence were fought in the 1810s and 1820s by colonies of Spain and Portugal that desired to break free from the nations that ruled them. ... Argentina consists of 23 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia), and 1 federal district (Capital Federal *). Capital Federal * Buenos Aires Catamarca Chaco Chubut Córdoba Corrientes Entre Ríos Formosa Jujuy La Pampa La Rioja Mendoza Misiones Neuquén Río Negro Salta San Juan San Luis Santa Cruz Santa Fe Santiago... The Buenos Aires province (IPA: , Spanish: Provincia de Buenos Aires) is the largest, wealthiest and most populated province of Argentina. ...

He fought for the resistance against the British invasions of the Río de la Plata (1806–1807) and then entered the Army. In 1813 he took charge of a part of the Army of the Andes, replacing Antonio González Balcarce. After the Disaster of Rancagua in 1814, he returned to Mendoza, Argentina. He also participated in the liberating expedition to Peru. The British invasions of the Río de la Plata (Spanish: Invasiones Inglesas al Río de la Plata) were an unsuccessful series British attempts of military controlling the Spanish colonies located around the Río de la Plata basin in South America, between 1806 and 1807, as part of... Antonio González Balcarce Antonio González de Balcarce (June 24, 1774 - August 15, 1819) was an Argentine military commander in the early 19th century. ... The Disaster of Rancagua occurred in October 1814 when the Spanish under Mariano Osorio defeated rebel Chilean forces. ... Mendoza is a city in the west of Argentina, and the capital of the Mendoza Province. ...

After his retirement from the Army, he was appointed governor of Buenos Aires by the Chamber of Representatives, succeeding General Martín Rodríguez. He signed a treaty with Britain acknowledging the independence of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata. In 1826 he was replaced by Bernardino Rivadavia. Bernardino de la Trinidad Gónzalez Rivadavia y Rivadavia (Buenos Aires May 20, 1780 - 1845) was the first president of Argentina, from February 8, 1826 to July 7, 1827. ...

De las Heras finally moved and settled in Chile, and died in Santiago in 1866, at the age of 86. The snowcapped Andes are a Santiago landmark Santiago (Spanish: ) is Chiles capital and largest city. ...



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