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English settlement in Argentina

English Argentines (also known as Anglo Argentines) are citizens of Argentina who can claim ancestry originating in England. The English settlement in Argentina (the arrival of English emigrants ), took place in the period after Argentina's independence from Spain through the 19th century. Unlike many other waves of immigration to Argentina, English immigrants were not usually leaving England because of poverty or persecution, but went to Argentina as industrialists and major landowners. Argentina in the Victorian age was part of the United Kingdom's informal empire, an independent nation that Britain had economic influence in, that was outside the British Empire.

However the English Argentines position was complicated when their economic influence was finally eroded by Juan Peron's nationalisation of many British-owned companies in the 1940s and, more recently, by the Falklands War in 1982.

Famous Argentines such as Presidents of Argentina Raul Alfonsin and Carlos Pellegrini, adventurer Lucas Bridges, Huracan football club president Carlos Babington and writer Jorge Luis Borges are of English descent.

Related websites

Argentine pilots break silence over World War Two

Anglo-Argentine Society website

Buenos Aires Herald, English language newspaper

Immigration to Argentina-Report-Yale

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