Person - Amar Borbón, Antonio (1742-1819)

Amar Borbón, Antonio (1742-1819)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

1742-08-13 - 1819


Antonio José Amar y Borbón Arguedas (Zaragoza, Spain, 1742 ? Zaragoza, 1826). He was soldier and Viceroy of New Granada between 1802 and 1810. In 1782, he participated in Gibraltar, in the Roussillon War against the French Republic. In 1802, he was appointed Lieutenant General. On July 1802, he was appointed Viceroy of New Granada, executing that position between 1803 and 1810, years of great political and social conflict. In this context of hostility, the Amar policy promoted to exacerbate the desire for independence in the Viceroyalty with his arbitrary measures by banning the printing press and his attitude with the rebels of Quito. In 1810, it exploded the independence movement that it was forming, and the opposition to the Viceroy was given in an open manner. In order to avoid that New Granada was independent from the Peninsula, he was removed. From 1820 to 1821, he was Captain-General of Aragon. In 1816, he was decorated with the Great Cross of San Hermenegildo and in that same year, Knight of the Great Cross of Isabel the Catholic.


(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Virrey de Nueva Granada between 1803 and 1810

(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Presidente de la Audiencia de Santa Fe between 1803 and 1810



Lugar de inicio de existencia:

Zaragoza (España)

lugar de finalización de existencia:

Zaragoza (España)

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