Person - Zavala Zárraga, Juan Antonio

Zavala Zárraga, Juan Antonio




Preferred form:

Zavala Zárraga, Juan AntonioOther forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Coro (Falcón, Venezuela)  desconocida - Charcas (Bolivia)  desconocida


He was a lawyer and a government representative. He studied at the Tridentine Seminary in Caracas and at the Royal and Pontifical University of Caracas, where he received a doctorate in Canons in 1800 and became a lawyer at the Caracas Court in 1803.

In April 1810, after the formation of the Supreme Conservative Board of the rights of Ferdinand VII in Caracas, which ignored the legitimacy of the Regency Council and the General Courts of the Kingdom, he participated, along with his brother José Ignacio, in the meetings and deliberations of the Town council of the city of Coro which condemned and rejected the actions of the authorities of Caracas, recognizing the institutions established in the Peninsula after the dissolution of the Central and Governmental Supreme Board of Spain and the Indies, in early 1810. That same year, he participated in the military operations that led to the defeat of the army sent by the Supreme Board of Caracas, and led by the Marquis Francisco Rodríguez del Toro, who was in the vicinity of Coro.

On September 6, 1813, he was elected Alternate Government Representative of the city of Coro in the Cortes (parliament), but he did not take office. His brother José Ignacio Zavala was elected representative and did not take office either.

He was appointed prosecutor of the Court of Charcas by decree of August 5; at the beginning of 1819 he had not yet taken office but in April of that year he was ordered to do so.

Cortes ordinarias, 1813-1814

Date of the event: 1813 - 1814



(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Public prosecutors


Lugar de Nacimiento:

Coro (Falcón, Venezuela)

Lugar de Defunción:

Charcas (Bolivia)





Diccionario biográfico de parlamentarios españoles. [Madrid]: Cortes Generales, Servicios de Publicaciones. 1 disco (CD-ROM). 978-84-7943-386-4 .

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Royal Audiencia of Charcas  ( He/She is a member of )

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Family relationships :

Zavala Zárraga, José Ignacio (1777-?)  - Collateral (He/She is the brother/sister of)

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